Association between mean platelet volume and coronary artery calcification in patients without overt cardiovascular disease: an observational study


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Korkmaz L., Korkmaz A. A. , Akyuz A. R. , Agac M. T. , Acar Z., Kiris A. , ...More

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.12, no.1, pp.35-39, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/akd.2012.007
  • Title of Journal : ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.35-39

Abstract

Objective: Platelets have an important role in the pathogenesis of atherothrombosis. It has been shown that platelet size measured by mean platelet volume (MPV), correlates with their reactivity and is still regarded as an easy, useful tool for indirect monitoring of platelet activity in different situations. Coronary artery calcification (CAC) has long been known to occur as a part of the atherosclerotic process. The aim of this study was to determine whether an association exists between MPV and CAC.