Should Antiplatelets Be Stopped?


Prof (Dr) Anjan Lal Dutta, Director, Cardiology, Peerless Hospital, Kolkata, will discuss about a patient who had an angioplasty done a year ago has to be operated for gall bladder surgery and whether the antiplatelets should be stopped. He says that since it is one year so it is safe to stop one antiplatelet drug. Aspirin can be continued as it is quite compatible with major surgeries too. Gall bladder surgery can be done without stopping the aspirin. Clopidogrel should be stopped five days before the surgery. Before stopping the antiplatelets, certain things have to be checked by the cardiologists, which stents are used, age group, risk factors, etc. he will further discuss other surgical conditions also in which the clopidogrel has to be stopped.


Rural Practitioners Prof Anjan Lal dutta

Professor- Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences, Kolkata

Prof. (Dr.) Anjan Lal Dutta is an Interventional Cardiologist attached to Peerless Hospital and other leading hospitals in Kolkata. He is also a Professor of Cardiology at Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences, Kolkata. Dr. Dutta has published more than 100 research papers in Xavier's Indexed Journal. He is a regular invitee as faculty at various national and international conferences. Dr. Dutta is an active member of the Cardiological Society of India (CSI) and in the past has served as its President. Dr. Dutta is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and also a Fellow of the CSI.


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