The effects of preoperative aspirin therapy on platelet function in cardiac surgery.


Extracorporeal circulation is known to have profound effects upon platelets. Changes in platelet function were assessed in 20 patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) who stopped taking aspirin (100 mg per day) 5-7 days before the operation compared with 20 patients undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR) who had never taken… (More)


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