Hope you're all in good spirits and feeling good. I had my heart attack on May 9th (95% stenosis of the 1st diagonal and 40% LAD) and judged unattractive for stents. I've been on medical management and I'm doing OK. Few episodes of pain and weird feelings bur all in all I feel fine.
I've been talking with my cardiac nurse who tells me that the local health board (Glasgow) only allow 3 months Ticagrelor yet I spoke to a colleague in Manchester who had Ticagrelor for a year after his event.
I have been investigating the various health boards' policies and it seems quite varied across the UK. I am approaching 3 months and due to come off the Ticagrelor but I went to see my gp last week (locum who had plenty of time on her hands) and she decided I should be taking Ticagrelor for 6 months, not 3. So I now have another 3 months supply and to be honest I'm confused!
What normally happens in your area? Do you get switched off Ticagrelor to just aspirin or do they give you a new drug? I've heard that you should get clopradil instead of Ticagrelor as it's cheaper. (Ticagrelor costs £52 per monthly box and Clopradil is £3 per month)
Be good to find out what others have been given, especially those on medical management due to not getting stents fitted.