Platelet activation is associated with myocardial infarction in patients with pneumonia.

  title={Platelet activation is associated with myocardial infarction in patients with pneumonia.},
  author={Roberto Cangemi and Marco Casciaro and Elisabetta Rossi and Camilla Calvieri and Tommaso Bucci and Cinzia Myriam Calabrese and Gloria Taliani and Marco Aurelio Falcone and Paolo Palange and Giuliano Bertazzoni and Alessio Farcomeni and Stefania Grieco and Pasquale Pignatelli and Francesco Violi},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={64 18},
BACKGROUND Troponins may be elevated in patients with pneumonia, but associations with myocardial infarction (MI) and with platelet activation are still undefined. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between troponin elevation and in vivo markers of platelet activation in the early phase of hospitalization of patients affected by community-acquired pneumonia. METHODS A total of 278 consecutive patients hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia, who were… CONTINUE READING


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