Association between Mean Platelet Volume and Autonomic Nervous System Functions: Increased Mean Platelet Volume Reflects Sympathetic Overactivity


Durmaz T., Ozdemir O., Keles T., Akar Bayram N., Akcay M., Yeter E., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.39, no.2, pp.259-265, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.259-265

Abstract

Aim: Increased mean platelet volume (MPV) may reflect increased platelet activation and accepted as an independent coronary risk factor. Adrenergic system has effects on platelet activation and thrombocytopoiesis. In this study. we assessed the effects of autonomic nervous system activity on MPV in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI).