Indera Anita Jagroop

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Activated platelets play a role in the pathogenesis of coronary heart disease (CHD). Following activation, platelets change shape, aggregate, and release several bioactive substances. The aim of this review is to identify if there is a simple and cost-effective method that indicates platelet activation and predicts the risk of CHD and vascular events. The(More)
We have investigated the effects of chronic physical training and acute intensive exercise on plasma fibrinogen levels and the relationship of these responses to beta-fibrinogen G-453-A polymorphism genotype. One hundred fifty-six male British Army recruits were studied at the start of their 10-week basic training, which emphasizes physical fitness. Cohorts(More)
OBJECTIVES an increased intima media thickness (IMT) is an early indicator of the atherosclerotic process. We investigated the early effect of atorvastatin on the common carotid artery (CCA) and common femoral artery (CFA) IMT. METHODS the IMT was measured in the CCA and the CFA of hyperlipidaemic patients referred with peripheral vascular disease. The(More)
Patients with peripheral vascular disease or diabetes mellitus tend to have elevated circulating levels of naturally occurring platelet agonists like serotonin (5 hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT). This bioamine can induce platelet shape change (PSC) an early phase of platelet activation, which is essentially aspirin resistant. In addition, 5-HT exerts other harmful(More)
The increase in median platelet volume (MPV) that occurs following the addition of various agonists can be recorded by high-resolution channelyzers. However, this increase in MPV may not represent the platelet shape change (PSC), an early phase of platelet activation characterised by the formation of pseudopodia. We therefore compared the MPV after adding(More)
Two types of ADP receptors, P2Y(1) and P2Y(12) are involved in platelet aggregation. The P2X(1) receptor is also present but its role, in terms of platelet function, is not yet defined. The aim of this study was to establish if the ADP receptors, P2Y(1,) P2Y(12) and P2X(1) play a role in controlling platelet shape change (PSC) in human platelets. PSC is an(More)
Therapeutic concentrations, added in vitro, of a low molecular weight heparin (LMWH), nadroparin (Fraxiparine), inhibit thrombin-induced platelet shape change (PSC), an early stage of human platelet activation. PSC was monitored by measuring the median platelet volume (MPV) using a high resolution channelyzer. The inhibitory action of nadroparin was(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess risk factors for cardiovascular disease in healthy postmenopausal women who had been uninterruptedly on menopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for at least 5 years or who had not received any HRT. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING The Royal Free Hospital and The Middlesex Hospital. PATIENT(S) A total of 256 healthy(More)