Assessment of Mean Platelet Volume in Patients with Resistant Hypertension, Controlled Hypertension and Normotensives


Surgit O., Pusuroglu H., Erturk M., Akgul O., Buturak A., Akkaya E., ...More

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, vol.47, no.2, pp.79-84, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2015.43
  • Title of Journal : EURASIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.79-84

Abstract

Objective: Patients with resistant hypertension are at increased risk for cardiovascular events. Mean platelet volume (MPV) is an accepted biomarker of platelet activation and considered as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study was to determine whether MPV levels are higher in resistant hypertensive (RHTN) patients than in controlled hypertensive (CHTN) patients and healthy normotensive controls.