Mean platelet volume is elevated in patients with patent foramen ovale

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INTRODUCTION Platelets play a major role in thromboembolic events. Increased mean platelet volume (MPV) indicates higher platelet reactivity and also a tendency to thrombosis. Patent foramen ovale (PFO), persistence of the fetal anatomic shunt between right and left atria, is strongly associated with cryptogenic stroke. The aim of this study is to determine… (More)
DOI: 10.5114/aoms.2013.38687

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