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Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2009 Dec;15(6):652-9. doi: 10.1177/1076029608322547. Epub 2008 Sep 19.

Utility of the PFA-100 instrument and the novel multiplate analyzer for the assessment of aspirin and clopidogrel effects on platelet function in patients with cardiovascular disease.

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Department of Laboratory Medicine, Konventhospital Barmherzige Brueder, Linz, Austria. thomas.mueller@bs-lab.at

Abstract

This study evaluated the utility of the PFA-100 and the Multiplate analyzer for the assessment of aspirin and clopidogrel effects on platelet function in patients with cardiovascular disease. Platelet function was determined with the PFA-100 using collagen+epinephrine (CEPI) and collagen+adenosine-5'-diphosphate (CADP) cartridges, and with whole blood impedance aggregometry using the Multiplate ASPI and ADP+PG tests (aggregation triggered with arachidonic acid and ADP+ prostaglandin E1, respectively). Four study groups were identified from the 154 patients enrolled: patients without antiplatelet therapy, patients with 100 mg aspirin daily but without clopidogrel treatment, patients with 75 mg clopidogrel daily but without aspirin treatment, and patients with both 100 mg aspirin daily plus 75 mg clopidogrel daily. It was found that the PFA-100 instrument is useful for detection of aspirin but not for detection of a clopidogrel effect, while the Multiplate analyzer is useful for specific detection of both aspirin and clopidogrel effects on platelet function.

PMID:
18805846
DOI:
10.1177/1076029608322547
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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