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Antithrombotic properties of transdermal nitroglycerin in stable angina pectoris.

Nitroglycerin provides an external source of nitric oxide which stimulates guanylate cyclase and produces vasodilatation and inhibition of platelet function. The antithrombotic effects of intravenous nitroglycerin were recently documented in various experimental models and in patients with unstable angina. This protocol was designed to evaluate whether these effects could also be detected with transdermal nitroglycerin in patients with stable angina. In a randomized, double-blind, controlled parallel trial, 22 patients received transdermal nitroglycerin, 0.6 mg/hour (11 patients), or placebo (11 patients). Platelet aggregation to adenosine diphosphate (ADP) and to thrombin was measured in whole blood. Thrombus formation was assessed on porcine aortic media exposed to the patient's venous blood for 3 minutes at shear rates of 2,546 and 754 s-1. Platelet aggregation to ADP decreased from 7.7 +/- 0.8 to 5.3 +/- 0.8 ohms (p < 0.05) with nitroglycerin, and to thrombin from 15.6 +/- 1.2 to 12 +/- 1.2 ohms (p < 0.05). Thrombus size at the high-shear rate decreased from 2.8 +/- 0.7 to 1.0 +/- 0.3 microns 2 (p < 0.05), and at the low-shear rate from 2.5 +/- 0.5 to 1.0 +/- 0.2 microns 2 (p < 0.05). Placebo had no significant effect on platelet aggregation and platelet thrombus deposition. These parameters were all reduced by > or = 20% in 8 patients taking nitroglycerin but only in 3 patients taking placebo (p < 0.05). Transdermal nitroglycerin significantly inhibits platelet aggregation and mural thrombus formation in patients with angina pectoris.

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