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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/chd.12616
  • Title of Journal : CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.506-511

Abstract

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.