Does cigarette smoking alter platelet aggregation in women receiving the contraceptive pill?


Platelet aggregation was examined in a group of 35 nonsmokers and 15 smokers who were receiving oral contraceptives (OC; 30 mcg ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel or norethisterone). Platelet aggregation induced by ATP was greater after 4-6 months' use of OCs in both groups, and there was no difference between the 2 groups. The increased risk of… (More)


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