Functional and biochemical evaluation of platelet aspirin resistance after coronary artery bypass surgery.


BACKGROUND Aspirin inhibits platelet activation and reduces atherothrombotic complications in patients at risk of myocardial infarction and stroke. However, a sufficient inhibition of platelet function by aspirin is not always achieved. The causes of this aspirin resistance are unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients undergoing coronary artery bypass… (More)


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