Mean platelet volume levels predict pulmonary artery hypertension in patients with atrial septal defect

KAYA M. G. , ELÇİK D. , AKPEK M. , Kelesoglu S. , Sahin O. , Sarli B. , ...More

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.69, no.2, pp.161-166, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.2143/ac.69.2.3017297
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CARDIOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.161-166
  • Keywords: Atrial septal defect, mean platelet volume, pulmonary artery hypertension, CLOSURE, ACTIVATION, SURVIVAL, SIZE, EDTA


Introduction Some reports have shown increased platelet aggregation and activation in patients with pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH). Mean platelet volume (MPV) is a simple and easy method of assessing platelet function. We aimed to investigate the mean platelet volume levels in patients with atrial septal defect (ASD) and the association between MPV levels and pulmonary artery hypertension.