Left ventricular thrombosis is associated with increased mean platelet volume in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy and sinus rhythm


YILMAZ M. B., Akin Y., Biyikoglu S., Guray U., Kisacik H., Korkmaz S.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.59, no.1, pp.41-45, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.2143/ac.59.1.2005157
  • Journal Name: ACTA CARDIOLOGICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-45
  • Keywords: mean platelet volume, left ventricular thrombosis, dilated cardiomyopathy, CONGESTIVE-HEART-FAILURE, MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION, OLD PLATELETS, HETEROGENEITY, SIZE, MANAGEMENT, SURVIVAL, THERAPY, DISEASE, DENSITY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Objective-Dilated cardiomyopathy has been associated with left ventricular thrombosis, which leads to substantial morbidity and mortality as a site for peripheral emboli. There are some studies on patients with dilated cardiomyopathy showing altered haemostasis and platelet behaviour despite sinus rhythm. Mean platelet volume, which is the most accurate and simple estimate of platelet reactivity, may be associated with the development of left ventricular thrombosis.