Mean platelet volume in patients with coronary artery ectasia

Sen N., Tavil Y., Yazici H. U. , Hizal F., Acikgoez S. K. , Abaci A., ...More

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.13, no.8, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: coronary artery ectasia, mean platelet volume, platelet function, coronary artery disease, MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION, CLINICAL-SIGNIFICANCE, DISEASE, COUNT, RISK, ACTIVATION, ANEURYSM, SIZE
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


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.