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Bleeding after tooth extraction in patients taking aspirin and clopidogrel (Plavix®) compared with healthy controls

Publication date: Available online 11 March 2016 Source:British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Author(s): Mohsen Sadeghi-Ghahrody, Seyed Hamid Yousefi-Malekshah, Hamidreza Karimi-Sari, Hamid Yazdanpanah, Mohammad Saeid Rezaee-Zavareh, Mohammadhosein Yavarahmadi The risk of perioperative bleeding is high in patients who take aspirin and clopidogrel after a percutaneous coronary intervention, and whether to stop the drugs is a matter of concern for dentists. The aim of this study was to answer the specific question: should aspirin and clopidogrel bisulphate (Plavix®) be discontinued during a conventional forceps extraction? We studied 64 patients during the first year after percutaneous insertion of coronary stents who were taking aspirin (ASA) 80mg and clopidogrel (Plavi…
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