Harvard Heart Letter

Ask the doctor: How long do I need to keep taking Plavix?

I need to catheterize myself. I had stents put in my heart and started taking Plavix. I sometimes see a tinge of blood in the catheter bag, though lately the blood flow has been more substantial. I am 88 years old. How long will I need to take Plavix?
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