Whole Blood Aggregometry: A PC-Based System for Clinical Routine Application

  • Wolfgang Schreiner
  • Michael R. Müller
  • Wolfgang Premauer
  • Ernst Wolner
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 45)

Abstract

Thrombocyte disfunction adds an important risk factor, especially for patients in the intensive care after cardiovascular surgery. Unintended thrombocyte activation may cause thromboembolic complications, whereas insufficient aggregability leads to bleedings, regardless of normal coagulation parameters. Whole blood electrical aggregometry (1), designed to assess thrombocyte function, is therefore a valuable diagnostic tool, capable of rapidly screening thrombocyte (“platelet”) function (3).

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Schreiner
    • 1
  • Michael R. Müller
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Premauer
    • 1
  • Ernst Wolner
    • 1
  1. 1.2nd Department of SurgeryUniversity of ViennaWienAustria

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