Platelet tests in the prediction of myocardial infarction and ischaemic stroke: evidence from the Caerphilly Prospective Study.

@article{Elwood2001PlateletTI,
  title={Platelet tests in the prediction of myocardial infarction and ischaemic stroke: evidence from the Caerphilly Prospective Study.},
  author={Peter C Elwood and Andrew David Beswick and J. Geoff Pickering and Peter McCarron and J R O'brien and Serge Renaud and Roderick John Flower},
  journal={British journal of haematology},
  year={2001},
  volume={113 2},
  pages={514-20}
}
A platelet test that is predictive of myocardial infarction (MI) and/or stroke would enable the targeting of anti-platelet drugs towards high-risk patients. The predictive power of several platelet tests for MI and for stroke was examined in 2000 older men in the Caerphilly Cohort Study of Heart Disease, Stroke and Cognitive Decline. The tests were: aggregation to adenosine diphosphate (ADP) in platelet-rich plasma (PRP); aggregation to ADP in whole blood measured using an impedance method and… CONTINUE READING

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