Platelet activation markers in children with congenital heart disease associated with pulmonary arterial hypertension

Mese T., Guven B., Yilmazer M. M., Karadeniz C., Ozdemir R., Doksoz O.

CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE, vol.13, no.4, pp.506-511, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/chd.12616
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.506-511
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


Background: Mean platelet volume (MPV), platecrit, and platelet distribution width (PDW) are markers of platelet activation. Previous studies have found that platelet activation occurs in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Platelet indices including MPV, PDW, and platecrit have not been studied in children with congenital heart disease associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (APAH-CHD) who survived and those who died.