whether patients should take clopidogrel (Plavix) longer after getting a coronary stent

Cardiologists are debating whether patients should take clopidogrel (Plavix) longer after getting a coronary stent.

Patients usually take clopidogrel and aspirin for up to 12 months after having a stent...then switch to just aspirin.

But new evidence suggests there might be a lower risk of blood clots in patients who take clopidogrel even longer.

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