Platelet function monitoring in patients with coronary artery disease.

  title={Platelet function monitoring in patients with coronary artery disease.},
  author={Paul A Gurbel and Richard C. Becker and Kenneth G. Mann and Steven R. Steinhubl and Alan D Michelson},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={50 19},
Studies focused on patient responsiveness to antiplatelet therapies, particularly aspirin and clopidogrel, have increased in recent years. However, the relations of in vivo platelet function and adverse clinical events to results of ex vivo platelet function tests remain largely unknown. This article describes current methods of measuring platelet function in various clinical and research situations and their advantages and disadvantages, reviews evidence for antiplatelet response variability… CONTINUE READING