He just had a stent implanted for a blocked coronary artery.
Yes it will help your father.
Please read the information I have provided.-
Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate) has been licensed to help prevent harmful blood clots from forming in people who have:
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Acute coronary syndrome is a term used to describe certain types of heart diseases, including unstable angina and certain types of heart attacks. For people with a history of acute coronary syndrome, Plavix has been shown to decrease the risk for a heart attack, stroke, and death.
Had a recent heart attack
Had a recent stroke
Severe leg pain due to a condition called peripheral artery disease (PAD)
Been hosptialized with chest pain from unstable angina or have had a certain type of heart attack. These conditions are often known as acute coronary syndrome.
Plavix has been proven in large clinical trials to reduce the risk of future harmful blood clots forming in people who have had a recent heart attack. Plavix is often used in combination with other medications to further reduce the risk of another heart attack. These often include cholesterol-lowering medications, aspirin, and blood pressure medications.
Plavix has been proven in clinical trials to reduce the risk of having another stroke. When harmful clots block blood vessels and decrease the blood supply to the brain, this is called an ischemic stroke. Plavix helps prevent this from reoccurring. However, Plavix is not useful in patients with a type of stroke called a hemorrhagic stroke, which is caused by bleeding into the brain.
Peripheral Artery Disease
Plavix helps relieve pain in people with a severe form of a blood vessel disease called peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD often affects the ability to walk without pain and also increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and amputation related to a harmful clot. These clots can block the already poor blood flow in people with PAD.
I hope this information helps your father and you.
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