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Why is plavik so important to take after having a heart

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Why is plavik so important to take after having a heart attack and stent placement. Is there a direct need for plavik to keep stents in operation
JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: Yes quite a strong history. I had a heart attack in Sept 2015 with a stent placed and 2 additional stents placed in Oct 2016
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Basically healthy otherwise. Constant constipation especially after heart attack
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

Yes. Stents have a high risk of clotting off and causing devastating outcomes if you don't take plavix.

It is critical to take for at least 6 months to 1 year.