I did a dumb thing and maybe this will help someone else. I had a heart attack a couple of weeks ago from a blood clot-which now it seems maybe due to droping a med for lowering colosteral. One of the products is called statin and when my wife passed I ran out. I thought I was not out and took another pill I had for something else. My Daughter caught it and ordered the right drug. That night I had 5 of the Big One's (2) which put me down on the floor. My nephew is now a Capt for HB Fire but was a Paramedic for years and lives only a few blocks away saved my rear. The lower part of my heart was dead started to recover as soon as a stint was put in.
What I did learn after from 2 Doc's, is the drug statin is being looked at for being a cause of blood clots when just stopped. So any that might take it should make sure you do or your doctor is aware if you quit.
Take Care dave.