Platelet aggregometry cannot identify uremic platelet dysfunction in heart failure patients prior to cardiac surgery.

@article{Showalter2017PlateletAC,
  title={Platelet aggregometry cannot identify uremic platelet dysfunction in heart failure patients prior to cardiac surgery.},
  author={Josh A Showalter and Nghia D. Nguyen and Samer J Baba and Chi Hyun Lee and Jing Ning and Kimberly L Klein and Mir A. Wahed and Ashok Tholpady},
  journal={Journal of clinical laboratory analysis},
  year={2017},
  volume={31 5}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with heart failure often have concomitant renal disease which can result in uremic platelet dysfunction. Determining whether uremia has affected platelets by platelet aggregometry can be challenging in these patients since they are often on antiplatelet medications. This study was undertaken to determine if platelet aggregation studies… CONTINUE READING