Platelets are primary hemostasis via activating vWF, adhesive to collagen, releasing chemical messenger for the thrombotic process, a platelet plug function. However, there are 6 types of triggers of the platelet aggregations, and the antiplatelet therapy is geared toward these triggers. Medication therapies include Aspirin, ADP antagonists, PDE inhibitors, Glycoprotein IIB/IIIA receptor antagonists. Aspirin will permanently bind to the COX activated site; this will prevent the production to TXA2. Aspirin will render the platelet permanently inactive. Other medications therapies are also effective by inhibiting the platelet’s chemical signals.
Dr. Ben-Zur has spearheaded the establishment of The Cardiovascular Institute because he is committed to enhancing the quality of healthcare for all of the residents in the Greater Los Angeles areas, including Calabasas and West Hills. The new cutting edge facility is equipped to provide patients with the most optimal care possible. He is available to see his patients six days a week, with minimal to no waiting time and same day appointments.