Platelet activation in embolic and preembolic status of patients with nonrheumatic atrial fibrillation.

@article{Pongratz1997PlateletAI,
  title={Platelet activation in embolic and preembolic status of patients with nonrheumatic atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Georg Pongratz and Magdalena Brandt-Pohlmann and K. H. Henneke and Cosima Pohle and Daniele Zink and Gisbert Gehling and Kai Bachmann},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1997},
  volume={111 4},
  pages={929-33}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE Information on platelet activation possibly associated with a preembolic or embolic status in nonrheumatic atrial fibrillation (AF) with special regard to the role of platelet membrane activation markers (P-selectin and CD63). STUDY POPULATION The study included 60 patients with nonrheumatic AF; 28 of them had a history of an embolic event. The age-matched control group consisted of 28 healthy subjects (13 men and 15 women). INTERVENTIONS Patients underwent transesophageal… CONTINUE READING

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