posted by Earline S., Greenville, South Carolina, USA, January 30, 2000
Does a 75-yr.old have to take blood thinners after undergoing angioplasty? I have allergic reaction to aspirin and aspirin substitutes - is it ok to not take any blood thinners?

I am 49 year old female angioplasty w/ stent patient done in December 1999. According to my doctor I will be on blood thinners the rest of my life.
Patricia C., , Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, 26 Apr 2000

I've been told they are very important. My GP told me to drink alcohol every day (1 drink) as this is an effective blood thinner. I take aspirin as well, but if you can't cope with aspirin, maybe alcohol is better than noth
Doug M., ANU, Canberra, ACT AUSTRALIA, 7 May 2000

My blood thinners were not effective, the arteries clogged in 4 weeks and I had another heart attack. My advice is to keep the blood thin
David, 27 Feb 2001

Had angioplasty with stent placement about 3 weeks ago and I'm 25 years old and I have to take aspirin everyday for the next six months.
Carla, 27 Dec 2001

• My father died during angioplasty with stent due to fact they forgot to administer blood thinner drugs before procedure. They told me this!! Anyone know of similar happening elsewhere? My dad was 73.
Gene, 20 Apr 2003

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