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High platelet reactivity to multiple agonists during aspirin and clopidogrel treatment is indicative of a global hyperreactive platelet phenotype
  1. Young-Hoon Jeong1,2,
  2. Yongwhi Park2,
  3. Kevin P Bliden1,
  4. Udaya S Tantry1,
  5. Paul A Gurbel1
  1. 1Sinai Center for Thrombosis Research, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  2. 2Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Gyeongsang National University Hospital, Jinju, Korea
  1. Correspondence to Professor Paul A Gurbel, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Sinai Center for Thrombosis Research, 2401 West Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215, USA; pgurbel{at}lifebridgehealth.org

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To the Editor The study performed by Breet et al1 supported our previous suggestion that a cut-off of >550 aspirin reaction units (ARU) was too high to identify high on-treatment platelet reactivity (HPR).2 The cut-off defined by the highest quartile (461 ARU) from our study2 is remarkably similar to the 454 ARU cut-off value associated with 1-year outcomes in the Breet et al study.1 Moreover, across ARU quartiles, reactivity to ADP and collagen …

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