Aggregation of platelets in whole blood from children with pulmonary hypertension.

The response of aggregation of platelets to adenosine diphosphate (7.5-120 microM) and collagen (1.25 micrograms/ml) was assessed in whole blood (impedance method) in 10 children with pulmonary hypertension (hematocrit range, 42 to 71%). The response to collagen was normal (9.08 +/- 3.47 vs. 10.36 +/- 1.86 ohms in controls, P = NS) while there was a… CONTINUE READING