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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.2143/ac.69.2.3017297
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.161-166
  • Keywords: Atrial septal defect, mean platelet volume, pulmonary artery hypertension, CLOSURE, ACTIVATION, SURVIVAL, SIZE, EDTA
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


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.