Clinical Application of Procedural Platelet Monitoring during Percutaneous Coronary Intervention among Patients at Increased Bleeding Risk
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- Mukherjee, D., Chew, D.P., Robbins, M. et al. J Thromb Thrombolysis (2001) 11: 151. doi:10.1023/A:1011228817265
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The goal of platelet function testing in the catheterization laboratory is to provide information about the platelet contributions to the risk of thrombotic or hemorrhagic events and optimization of anti-platelet therapy for percutaneous interventions. We present several illustrative cases in which platelet monitoring with the Rapid Platelet Function Assay (RPFATM, Accumetrics) was used to guide dosing of a glycoprotein (GP) IIb/IIIa inhibitor for coronary and peripheral intervention among patients at increased bleeding risk.