Hi there Cece,
Lots of views but no replies. Hmm I know you and BS from another place.
I am the person you mentioned. I was put on Plavix 75 mg right after first Angio. But Plavix takes time to coat the red blood cells so they don't stick together. So I clotted before it had time to work. I clot fast.
After the second Angio to clean up the clots, 2 stents were put in to get flow going again. In order to maintain flow, I immediately did a shot of Lovenox (darn shots again, pooh!). This was for ten days only
I was also put on Coumadin (Warfarin) 5 mg, because this oral drug takes time to thin the blood. I feel confident with these medications. Maybe high dose, plain Aspirin would have worked faster. Lol
Thank for the well wishes. I joined to explain the concern you have with anti-coagulation medicine.
Blood clotting is a risk, thinners are a risk, in fact all medications are risky for that matter. I trust Dr. Siskin and his opinion on my medications, after all life itself is a risk.
I always read this site, so I'm glad I joined.
This is one of Dr. Siskin's patients. Clotting was caught quickly (within two days), she was re-treated, which involved an additional two stents being inserted. Also she was put on daily Lovenox & Coumadin! Either one alone is powerful anticoagulation. Are they safe in conjunction?
For now the outcome is holding steady and good, but the complication does make it a cautionary tale of sorts. Best wishes though that from this point forward it is smooth sailing.