Differences in platelet aggregation in coronary sinus and aortic blood in patients with coronary artery disease: effect of propranolol.

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Platelet aggregation was studied in aortic and coronary sinus blood samples obtained from 18 patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Using epinephrine and ADP as aggregating agents, platelet aggregation was lower in coronary venous blood than in aortic blood. In nine patients on long-term propranolol therapy, platelet aggregation was lower in both… (More)

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