I have undergone Angioplasty for correction of 1 block in one of my arteries and 1 stent has been put in. I take Plavix + Ecosprin ( Aspirin ) 75 mg alongwith Betaloc , cardace & Aztor ( for cholesterol control )
I wish to undergo Hair Transplant surgery ( FHT) and was advised to stop all blood thinners medicines 6 days before the surgery.
My cardiologist is totally against stopping of the blood thinners and has advised me not to stop them at all. However the Surgeon doing the Hair transplant claims that he has done sugery of several heart patients ( even those who have suffered heart attacks and are taking blood thinners ) and all of them stopped these medicines for 5 days with no adverse results.
I have been also seeing posts on the internet by several people and doctors who have advised not to stop blood thinners.
I wish to get the hair transplant done since I am a actor and this adversely affect my work. However I am very much scared with the possibility that I have been told of ( that of suffering a stroke if I stop ! ) .
I am totally confused with opposite views from both dcotors and would like to know what would you advise in this case ? Is there a serious risk of a heart attack for me if i stop the thinners for 5 days ?
I have also jeard that once you stop, you need to re-start the thinner is a planned way and not just pop it anytime u wish to after having stopped for a while.
Please let me have your response so I may weigh your suggestions as well