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Pre-operative platelet reactivity is a strong, independent predictor of bleeding complications after branched endovascular thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Platelet function was assessed with impedance aggregometry using ASPI, ADP and TRAP tests.


In the multivariable analysis, platelet reactivity was the only independent predictor of postoperative bleeding (OR 6.507, 95% CI 1.227–34.506, p = .028).


We conclude that platelet reactivity decreases following bEVAR of TAAA and is a strong and independent predictor for postoperative bleeding complications.

Find the article here https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09537104.2021.1961708?journalCode=iplt20