Measurement of Platelet Aggregation and Thrombus Formation in Circulating Blood
Platelet thrombi are of great significance both as a complicating (1) and as an initiating (2) factor in atherosclerosis. This relation mainly defines the demands to he made on a platelet aggregation test when used in atherosclerosis research. Such a test should render it possible to measure platelet aggregation in the arterial circulation and, moreover, should enable the investigation of the time dependency of an effect on the aggregation process within each animal, without blood loss. The “filter-loop technique”, described below, meets these demands completely.
KeywordsPlatelet Aggregation Thrombus Formation Aggregation Index Platelet Thrombus Aggregation Measurement
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