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I have been on this forum before and have since had an Angiogram which I reported back as fine. They found I needed to have PCI and am having 2 stents fitted next week. Even though the procedure is similar and I know it does not hurt, I am still anxious because I am a bit OCD and do suffer from anxiety anyway. My other current worry is the post op. medication. At some point in the past I was told by one of the cardiac nurses that if stents are to be fitted, then you need to change to a new drug before and after the procedure. I think this could have meant stopping Warfarin (which you stop for 3 days before angiogram or PCI (angioplasty). But this is my question, and I cannot find anything about it, do they sometimes then continue with Warfarin as I still have AF? And will the Warfarin cover any prolblems with the stents settling in? Or should they be changing over to antiplatelet meds such as clopidogrel and if so, can they just substitute this for warfarin? and if so can they overlap so you are still protected at the change over. I do not know why they have not mentioned this??! Can anyone throw any light or has anyone had stents fitted recently who aslo has AF?
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