Platelet function testing in atherothrombotic disease.

  title={Platelet function testing in atherothrombotic disease.},
  author={Erik Lerkevang Grove and Robert F. Storey and Morten W{\"u}rtz},
  journal={Current pharmaceutical design},
  volume={18 33},
Platelet function testing was introduced more than a century ago with the invention of bleeding time; a test which has now been replaced by more accurate methods. Light transmittance aggregometry is traditionally regarded as the gold standard for evaluating platelet function. However, lately the position of light transmittance aggregometry has been challenged by a panel of new instruments. Aspirin and P2Y12-inhibitors are antiplatelet drugs used for secondary prevention of cardiovascular… CONTINUE READING
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