whether abruptly stopping clopidogrel (Plavix) can worsen cardiovascular outcomes

A recent JAMA study has people asking whether abruptly stopping clopidogrel (Plavix) can worsen cardiovascular outcomes.

Acute coronary syndrome patients seem to have a higher risk of death or heart attack within 90 days of stopping clopidogrel.

Researchers speculate it's a possible "rebound effect."

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