warfarin used in combo with aspirin AND clopidogrel (Plavix) in more cardiac patients

You'll see warfarin used in combo with aspirin AND clopidogrel (Plavix) in more cardiac patients...especially the elderly.

Older patients are at higher risk for conditions that require two antiplatelet drugs PLUS anticoagulation.

A common scenario is a patient who needs clopidogrel and aspirin after a coronary stent...plus warfarin for atrial fibrillation, deep venous thrombosis, or mechanical heart valves.

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