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I would wait on the shoulders.
If he can go 3 months for a bare metal stent or 1 year for a drug eluting stent, he can safely go off plavix.
In fairness to the family doctor, he shouldn't clear him for surgery. It is up to the surgeon to decide if he wants to perform surgery on plavix. I wouldn't risk it when he can wait a few months
Thank you for your question, this stent is placed in the thigh ? these are low risk stents with less chances of blockage, he can easily undergo surgery with single anti platelet after 6 months of his stent placement.
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It depends on the type of stent
What did you disagree, i place these stents on daily basis... with due respect. ...... stents in femoral are large and have lesser chances of getting clots. so you cannot compare them with coronary stents. Unfortunately stents in the femoral are of only few types so risk is almost same whether DES or BMS. Only with DES DAPT needs 6 months least. I hope this answers your questions.