Plateletworks: a screening assay for clopidogrel therapy monitoring in healthy cats.

@article{HamelJolette2009PlateletworksAS,
  title={Plateletworks: a screening assay for clopidogrel therapy monitoring in healthy cats.},
  author={Avril Hamel-Jolette and Marilyn Dunn and Christian B{\'e}dard},
  journal={Canadian journal of veterinary research = Revue canadienne de recherche veterinaire},
  year={2009},
  volume={73 1},
  pages={73-6}
}
Plateletworks is a screening assay used in human medicine to monitor platelet-inhibiting drugs. As arterial thromboembolism is a common complication in cats suffering from cardiomyopathy, they are often treated with anti-platelet medication. Clopidogrel (Plavix), an anti-platelet aggregation drug, has recently been evaluated in healthy cats. The purpose of this study was to determine if the Plateletworks method can detect a decrease in platelet aggregation in cats receiving clopidogrel. Nine… CONTINUE READING

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