MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.13, no.8, 2007 (SCI-Expanded)
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MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
coronary artery ectasia, mean platelet volume, platelet function, coronary artery disease, MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION, CLINICAL-SIGNIFICANCE, DISEASE, COUNT, RISK, ACTIVATION, ANEURYSM, SIZE
Gazi University Affiliated:
Background: Mean platelet volume (MPV) is an indicator of platelet activation, a central process in the pathophysiology of coronary heart disease. The importance of coronary artery ectasia (CAE) lies in the fact that in 85% of cases it is accompanied by atherosclerotic coronary disease. The present study was designed to investigate MPV values in CAE patients in comparison with individuals with normal coronary angiograms.