Mean platelet volume is associated with insulin resistance in non-obese, non-diabetic patients with coronary artery disease


VAROL E. , AKCAY S., Ozaydin M. , ERDOĞAN D., DOĞAN A., Altinbas A.

JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.56, no.2, pp.154-158, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2010.03.005
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.154-158

Abstract

Background and purpose: Mean platelet volume (MPV), an indicator of platelet activation, has been shown to be elevated in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) in some studies. Insulin resistance contributes to increased platelet activation and it is one of the risk factors for CAD. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between insulin resistance and MPV in non-obese, non-diabetic patients with CAD.