Platelet function in clinically healthy cats and cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: analysis using the Platelet Function Analyzer-100.

@article{Jandrey2008PlateletFI,
  title={Platelet function in clinically healthy cats and cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: analysis using the Platelet Function Analyzer-100.},
  author={K E Jandrey and Jeffrey W Norris and Kristin A Macdonald and Mark D. Kittleson and Fern Tablin},
  journal={Veterinary clinical pathology},
  year={2008},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={385-8}
}
BACKGROUND There is currently no simple analytical tool for the evaluation of hypercoagulability in cats. The Platelet Function Analyzer-100 (PFA-100; Dade Behring Inc., Deerfield, IL, USA) is a bench-top machine that evaluates platelet function by measuring closure time (CT) in citrated whole blood under high shear conditions. We hypothesized that cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) have up-regulated platelet function, which shortens their CT and increases their risk for thromboembolic… CONTINUE READING