I'm planning on having sugery this fall and i'm still taking plavix for a heart attack i had in 2004. Will i be able to have the surgery if my cardiologist refuses to let me stop taking plavix for the surgery?
It depends on your condition and your doctor. I agree, you need to talk to the surgeon and your doctor who has put you on the plavix in the first place. Both my mom and dad were on plavix. When my mom needed surgery, she was taken of the plavix for awhile. However, when my dad needed surgery, he was kept on it. Your doctors need to make that decision. Good Luck! Wishing you well, and wishing you enough...
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