PMID: 10486696Sep 16, 1999Paper

Effect of amlodipine on exercise-induced platelet activation in patients affected by chronic stable angina

Clinical Cardiology
V SanguigniA Strano


Literature concerning exercise-induced platelet activation in chronic stable angina is somewhat confusing. The reason lies in the type of exercise as well as in methodological problems. A powerful, recently introduced procedure to detect platelet activation is flow cytometry. Platelet response to activating factors is mediated by calcium uptake; however, calcium antagonist effect on platelet activity is still unclear. The study was undertaken to investigate exercise-induced platelet activation before and after treatment with amlodipine in chronic stable angina. Twenty patients with chronic stable angina were entered into the study. Each subject underwent a symptom-limited cycloergometer stress test following a washout period of 2 weeks. Blood samples were collected before and immediately after exercise. All subjects were then randomized into two groups of 10 patients each, with Group 1 and Group 2 taking amlodipine 10 mg/day, and placebo for 4 weeks, respectively. They subsequently underwent a second exercise stress test, and blood samples were obtained before and immediately after exercise. Flow-cytometric evaluation of platelet activity was performed in order to recognize GMP-140 expression on platelet membrane. Strenuous exe...Continue Reading


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