Bleeding on Clopidogrel

Q)  Patient on Clopidogrel has  Intraop bleeding  Which component will you transfuse to control it? ( #NEET 2018)

a) Platelets
b) FFP
c) Cryoprecipitate

d) PRBC

Ans ) A, platelets

Patients on clopidogrel who are actively bleeding and undergoing major surgery may require almost continuous infusion of platelets during the course of the procedure. Arginine vasopressin or its analogues (DDAVP) have also been used in this patient group

Platelet shelf life is 5 days and stored at temp of -24

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