Using cone and plate(let) analyzer to predict bleeding in cardiac surgery.

@article{Gerrah2006UsingCA,
  title={Using cone and plate(let) analyzer to predict bleeding in cardiac surgery.},
  author={Rabin Gerrah and Alex Brill and Sagi Tshori and Aharon Lubetsky and Gideon Merin and David Varon},
  journal={Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals},
  year={2006},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={310-5}
}
The cone and plate(let) analyzer is an established method for assessing platelet function. It evaluates adherence of platelets on an extracellular matrix, expressed as a percentage of surface coverage and the average size of the aggregates. The purpose of this study was to determine the applicability of the cone and plate(let) analyzer in monitoring platelet function and predicting postoperative bleeding. The relationship between postoperative bleeding, perioperative platelet function, and… CONTINUE READING