Coronary heart disease is associated with mean platelet volume in type 2 diabetic patients

Tavil Y., Sen N., Yazici H., Turfan M., Hizal F., Cengel A., ...More

PLATELETS, vol.21, no.5, pp.368-372, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/09537101003628421
  • Title of Journal : PLATELETS
  • Page Numbers: pp.368-372
  • Keywords: Mean platelet volume, coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION, COUNT, SIZE


Background: Mean platelet volume (MPV) is an indicator of platelet activation which is a central process in the pathophysiology of coronary heart disease (CHD). The aim of the study was twofold; first to determine whether MPV values is increased in patients with DM, and secondly to evaluate the relation between diabetic complications and MPV.