Mean platelet volume in patients with metabolic syndrome and its relationship with coronary artery disease

Tavil Y., Sen N., Yazici H. U. , Hizal F., Abaci A., Cengel A.

THROMBOSIS RESEARCH, vol.120, no.2, pp.245-250, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 120 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.thromres.2006.10.005
  • Title of Journal : THROMBOSIS RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.245-250


Background: Mean platelet volume (MPV) is an indicator of platelet activation which is a central process in the pathophysiology of coronary heart disease. The metabolic syndrome (MS) is characterized as the clustering of closely associated and interdependent atherosclerotic risk factors. MS has also been shown to be strongly associated with poor outcome in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). The present study was designed to investigate MPV values in patients MS and to interrogate the association with CAD.