Semin Thromb Hemost 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.
Lismore Cancer and Haematology Unit, Lismore Base Hospital, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia.
Platelet dysfunction, whether hereditary or acquired, may increase an individual's risk of spontaneous, posttraumatic, or postoperative bleeding. Conversely, increased platelet reactivity on antiplatelet agents following vascular (in particular, coronary vascular) intervention may increase the risk of thrombosis and adverse vascular events. The aim of platelet function testing is to identify and characterize platelet dysfunction in these settings to inform bleeding/ thrombosis risk and guide perioperative prophylactic management strategies. Read More