Platelet distribution width predicts left ventricular dysfunction in patients with acute coronary syndromes treated with percutaneous coronary intervention.

@article{Kowara2017PlateletDW,
  title={Platelet distribution width predicts left ventricular dysfunction in patients with acute coronary syndromes treated with percutaneous coronary intervention.},
  author={Michał Kowara and Kajetan Grodecki and Zenon Huczek and Dominika Puchta and Katarzyna Paczwa and Bartosz Rymuza and Karol Zbroński and Krzysztof Jerzy Filipiak and Grzegorz Opolski},
  journal={Kardiologia polska},
  year={2017},
  volume={75 1},
  pages={42-47}
}
BACKGROUND The role of platelets in the pathophysiology of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) is undeniable, but precise relationships between platelet activity and treatment outcomes are a matter of continuant investigation. Among platelet indices, mean platelet volume (MPV) has proven to be a valuable predicting factor in cardiac patients. However, platelet distribution width (PDW) is reported to be a more specific marker of platelet reactivity. Thus, application of PDW in risk stratification of… CONTINUE READING

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