I have two stents (not the result of a heart attack though, thankfully). I was on Plavix for 3 years. Twice the length of time recommended then. Since coming-off Plavix I'm one of millions of people who take a low-dose aspirin daily. My Cardiologist has explained to me that in monitoring and testing ... there's no evidence that taking Plavix for longer than the recommended period is beneficial.
Age: 65 (58 at diagnosis - June, 2008)
April '08 PSA 4.8 ("free PSA" 7.9), up from 3.5 year prior
June '08 had biopsy, 2 days later told results positive but in less than 1% of sample (Gleason's 3+3=6)
Developed sepsis 2 days post-biopsy, seriously ill in hospital for 3 days
Dr. recommended robotic removal using da Vinci; Surgery 9/10/08; Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL; Dr. Nadler.