Published in Blood Weekly, October 12th, 2006
"Cardiopulmonary bypass impairs formation of large stable platelet aggregates (macroaggregation), although formation of small aggregates (microaggregation) is preserved. A factor in the uncertain benefits of intraoperative autologous blood transfusion may be the effects of storage on platelet function. The effects of citrate preservative and heparinization before storage on platelet function were therefore assessed," investigators in Scotland report.
"Twenty-seven patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting were...
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