However, in persons with the lupus anticoagulant, the risk
of recurrence of both arterial and venous thrombotic
episodes is very high. Some patients may need to be on long-term oral anticoagulation. Some may need to be on anticoagulation for the whole life.
Plavix, similar to Aspirin, is an antiplatelet drug and is effective in treating arterial clots (in cases of stroke, heart attack, peripheral arterial disease). Plavix stops platelets aggregation or prevents them from sticking together.