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Platelet hemostasis capacity in smokers. In vitro function analyses with 3.2% citrated whole blood.

Authors
  • Brockmann, M A
  • Beythien, C
  • Magens, M M
  • Wilckens, V
  • Kuehnl, P
  • Gutensohn, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Thrombosis Research
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2001
Volume
104
Issue
5
Pages
333–342
Identifiers
PMID: 11738075
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The results of our study show that in habitual smokers PHC (PFA-100) and the capability of platelets to react upon agonist stimulation in aggregation assays is not significantly influenced or increased compared to healthy nonsmokers. However, an immediate effect of cigarette smoking cannot be excluded.

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