I had an angioplasty and 2 stents placed in November, 2011. I've been taking Effient with 1 baby aspirin every day. In October I turn 75. Is it safe to stop taking Effient, or should I continue? I know about the increased risk. I feel I am stuck between a rock and a hard place, that is, no matter what I do, I have a risk of dying. I was thinking of taking Plavix, but I understand that I can't take Plavix with Nexium, which I take for GERD. What is your advice?