Plavix is used to prevent clotting that leads to future heart attacks after angioplasty with stents. Recent studies indicate that a much higher dose during the first week after these procedures might prevent 6 more heart attacks for every 1000 patients treated. However, this treatment will also cause 3 more severe bleeding episodes. Which would you like least, a brain hemorrhage or a repeat heart attack? Personally, I would much prefer chelation therapy and/or a combination of fish oils and nattokinase.
See Prescriber’s Letter, (ckick here-subscription required) October, 2009, vol. 16, no. 10, p. 57.