Acute Platelet Activation Induced by Smoking Cigarettes: In Vivo and Ex Vivo Studies in Humans
The epidemiological and pathological evidence for a relationship between cigarette smoking and atherosclerosis is considerable (1). In particular, a strong correlation between cigarette smoking and acute cardiac events in those with an already compromised coronary circulation is evident (2). As platelets seem to play a central role for the development of atherosclerosis and its thromboembolic complications (3), it is natural that a vivid interest has been taken in the effects of cigarette smoking on platelet function.
KeywordsPlatelet Activation Platelet Function Autologous Platelet Acute Cardiac Event Splenic Blood Flow
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