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As a new stent owner, it's very important to understand that getting a stent does not mean you're all better. Rather, a stent is one of several steps in a treatment plan that your cardiologist will develop with you. Effient® (prasugrel) may be a key part of this plan. Effient can help maintain your stent by keeping the platelets in your blood from sticking together and forming blood clots inside of it, and inside the arteries of your heart.

Effient taken with aspirin helps reduce the risk of a future heart-related event, such as a heart attack or blood clot in your stent, in patients who have had a heart attack or severe heart-related chest pain that was treated with angioplasty.

Effient is used to lower your chance of having another serious problem with your heart or blood vessels, such as another heart attack, stroke, blood clots in your stent or death. That’s why it’s so important for you to take Effient exactly as your doctor has prescribed. This means remembering to refill your prescription whenever necessary.

As you may be discovering, there’s a lot to know and do as you recover after experiencing an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event and undergoing a stent procedure. And you probably have plenty of questions. This section, as well as the rest of the site, will help you find the answers.