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Is taking Clopidogrel and Aspirin before a surgery safe?

I had a heatk attack on May 2, 2017 and a stent placed. This is my 5th heart attack and 14th stent. On December 30, 2017 I fell and injured my knee and if it requires surgery can I safely have it done. I also need surgery on a broken collar bone. I take an baby asprin a day and one tablet of clopidogrel 75 daily. Can I safely having surgery?
Sat, 5 May 2018
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Hello,

Not at all. You should stop taking that medication 24 hrs before surgery because it can lead to heavy bleeding during surgery. So you should stop taking it. As you will definitely have physician and aesthetician check, they would suggest you stop it and if required cardiologist opinion may advise.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,      
Dr. Bhadresh Lakhani
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