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Assessing Platelet Function to Maximize a Therapeutic Response

BOTTOM LINE:

Aspirin and clopidrogrel inhibit platelet aggregation but patients exhibit a variable response to both aspirin and clopidrogrel

CLINCIAL IMPLICATION:

Maximum anti-platelet effects of aspirin and clopidrogrel may not be obtained with standard dosage

Up to 30% of patients may be resistant to the effects of these drugs

Patient assessment may be required prior to initiation of procedures where clopidrogrel is given

Pre-surgical testing of platelet function may assess the risk of bleeding

Adapted from H. Aboul-Enein, Benha Faculty of Medicine

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