Mean platelet volume and the risk of periprocedural myocardial infarction in patients undergoing coronary angioplasty.

@article{Verdoia2013MeanPV,
  title={Mean platelet volume and the risk of periprocedural myocardial infarction in patients undergoing coronary angioplasty.},
  author={Monica Verdoia and Cyril Camaro and Lucia Barbieri and Alon Schaffer and Paolo Nicola Marino and Giorgio Bellomo and Harry Suryapranata and Giuseppe Massimiano De Luca},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2013},
  volume={228 1},
  pages={136-41}
}
BACKGROUND Periprocedural myocardial infarction (PMI) represents a relatively common complication of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Mean platelet volume (MPV) has been proposed as a marker for platelet activation, as larger sized platelets have been associated with higher pro-thrombotic risk. Therefore, aim of the current study was to evaluate whether MPV is associated with increased risk of PMI after PCI. METHODS We included 1056 consecutive patients undergoing PCI. We measured… CONTINUE READING