Relationship between elevated platelet volume and saphenous vein graft disease


Tavil Y., Sen N., Yazici H. U. , Hizal F., Acikgoz S. K. , Turfan M., ...More

CLINICAL AND INVESTIGATIVE MEDICINE, vol.33, no.3, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: CLINICAL AND INVESTIGATIVE MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Saphenous vein graft (SVG) disease is the major determinant of long term graft viability in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Although, platelets play a major role in this pathogenetic process the nature of this interaction has not been yet been clarified. Mean platelet volume (MPV) reflects platelet production rate and stimulation. This study was designed to investigate MPV in patients with late stage SVG disease.