Effect of cardiac resynchronization therapy on mean platelet volume

Alper A. T. , Akyol A., Hasdemir H., Yildirim A., Nurkalem Z., Guevenc T. S. , ...More

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.63, no.6, pp.735-739, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.2143/ac.63.6.2033391
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.735-739
  • Keywords: cardiac resynchronization therapy, mean platelet volume, hypercoagulability, HEART-FAILURE, DOPPLER-ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION, RISK, SIZE, THROMBOEMBOLISM, STROKE


Objective - Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) increases cardiac performance and decreases morbidity and mortality in patients with heart failure. Mean platelet volume (MPV), a marker of platelet hyperreactivity, was found to be increased in both chronic heart failure and thromboembolic events. Systemic and pulmonary thromboembolism is a frequent complication of heart failure. The aim of this study is to determine the effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy on MPV values.