Platelets in atherothrombosis--diagnostic and prognostic value of platelet activation in patients with atherosclerotic diseases.

@article{Bigalke2012PlateletsIA,
  title={Platelets in atherothrombosis--diagnostic and prognostic value of platelet activation in patients with atherosclerotic diseases.},
  author={Boris Bigalke and Andreas Schuster and Kateryna Sopova and Thomas S. Wurster and Konstantinos Stellos},
  journal={Current vascular pharmacology},
  year={2012},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={589-96}
}
Platelets and their activation have a pivotal role in the development of atherosclerotic diseases such as acute myocardial infarction (AMI), stroke and peripheral arterial occlusion. Biomarkers of platelet activation are making inroads into clinical studies and may serve as promising agents upstream to established downstream markers of myocardial necrosis… CONTINUE READING