Determinants of mean platelet volume (MPV) in an elderly population: relevance of body fat, blood glucose and ischaemic electrocardiographic changes.

@article{Muscari2008DeterminantsOM,
  title={Determinants of mean platelet volume (MPV) in an elderly population: relevance of body fat, blood glucose and ischaemic electrocardiographic changes.},
  author={Antonio Muscari and Susanna De Pascalis and Andrea Cenni and Cosimo Ludovico and Nicola Castaldini and Serafina Antonelli and Giampaolo Bianchi and Donatella Magalotti and Marco Zoli},
  journal={Thrombosis and haemostasis},
  year={2008},
  volume={99 6},
  pages={1079-84}
}
Mean platelet volume (MPV) is increased in patients with coronary heart disease or at risk for stroke. However, MPV determinants have never been assessed in a population study. The present investigation is a cross-sectional study involving 366 non-selected subjects (both sexes, mean age 72.9 +/- 5.5 [1 SD] years). The main cardiovascular risk factors, several indexes of adiposity (including percent body fat as estimated by skinfold measurement, and ultrasound detection of hepatic steatosis and… CONTINUE READING

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