Fixing Your Aortic Tear Without Surgery

If you could get a glimpse inside your aortic artery, you would see that it’s much like the inside of a garden hose. It has a thick inner layer with a thinner outer layer as protection. When the artery is healthy, that muscular inner layer is round and wide. This  allows easy flow of blood … Read More

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A Q&A about Clopidogrel (Plavix®)

Stephen Ellis, MD, of Cardiovascular Medicine For coronary blockages cardiologists often implant stents, which have a 90 percent long-term success rate. There is some risk of a blood clot forming on a drug-eluting stent until the lining of the artery wall heals. This is why treatment with aspirin and a medication such as clopidogrel (Plavix®) … Read More