Mean Platelet Volume is Elevated in Patients With Low High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol


VAROL E. , AKSOY F. , BAS H. A. , ARI H., Ozaydin M.

ANGIOLOGY, vol.65, no.8, pp.733-736, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0003319713504024
  • Title of Journal : ANGIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.733-736
  • Keywords: mean platelet volume, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, platelet activation, MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION, THROMBUS FORMATION, LDL-CHOLESTEROL, HDL CHOLESTEROL, RISK, SIZE, ACTIVATION, DISEASE

Abstract

A low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) level is a predictor of increased cardiovascular risk. We assessed the mean platelet volume (MPV) in patients with low HDL-C. We studied 59 patients with low HDL-C (HDL-C <= 35 mg/dL) and 56 control participants (HDL-C levels >35 mg/dL) with similar cardiovascular risk factors. As expected, HDL-C was significantly lower among the patients with low HDL-C than that of the control group (32 +/- 3 vs 51 +/- 5 mg/dL, respectively; P < .001). Platelet count was significantly lower among the patients with low HDL-C than that of the control group (213 +/- 60 vs 285 +/- 75 x 10(9)/L, respectively; P < .001). The MPV was significantly higher among the patients with low HDL-C than that of the control group (8.7 +/- 0.6 vs 7.1 +/- 0.5 fL, respectively; P < .001). We have shown that MPV was significantly elevated in patients with low HDL-C compared with control participants.