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MY son 42 years old having a problem with the plaque in his

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MY son 42 years old having a problem with the plaque in his artery. He is taking blood thinning medicine. Is there any way to stop taking this medicine as it is going to end his career in the police force. This has caused him to be depressed. is there a cure for this sickness?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

Hello.

There is more than one medicine for plaque

Is this heart disease?

What medicine?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
this is a heart disease..single vessel disease in left circumflex.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

What medicine is he on?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
is it possible to consult a cardiologist on this website?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

HI.

I have to train and test in cardiology for my board certification.

In addition I have advanced functional cardiology training.

I need to know what medicine you are talking about.

There is no one more highly trained than myself on the site at this moment.

Can you tell me the medication?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
clopidogrel and bisoprolol
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

OK.

It would not be recommended that this be stopped.

The left circumflex is a serious artery.

He should have a stent.

Perhaps he already has a stent?

In this case he should have been on clopidogrel and aspirin for a year.

It might, after that, get away with just aspirin.

Stopping both would be risky.

It also depends on the type of stent.

If he has not stent, then that needs to be considered.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No stent yet..what kind of stent would you recommend? Would he have to aspirin for the rest of his life?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

The type of stent depends on the degree of blockage, the postition, and what the surgeon uses most frequently with most success.

He would need to stay on aspirin.

Please make sure he sees a cardiologist to review his angiogram.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you very much for your advice
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

You are welcome.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Sorry one more question, you mentioned that type of stent depends on the degree of blockage. Well he has been told he has moderate blockage. Does it means that he does not reqiure stent at this stage?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

If he has no problems and moderate blockage, he might not require a stent.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Could you explain what you mean by "if he has no problems". What kind of problems you are indicating?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

Chest pain, angina, etc.

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