My husband (83 with coronary artery disease and diabetes) had angioplasty back in 1999 with a stent (not the medicating type). He was on Plavix for a while and then it was stopped. In 2008, he had double bypass surgery and was put back on Plavix plus low-dose aspirin. He also takes Lovaza. The doctor still has him on the Plavix (now Clopidogrel). Is this really necessary?
Must he be on this for life?