alexa Platelet size in myocardial infarction.

Kidney Disorders and Clinical Practices

Author(s): Cameron HA, Phillips R, Ibbotson RM, Carson PH

Abstract Share this page

Abstract The mean platelet volume and platelet count were measured serially in 100 patients soon after myocardial infarction and again at a follow up clinic about seven weeks later. The results were compared with those in age matched controls. The mean platelet volume after infarction (mean 9.07 fl (SE 0.08] was significantly greater than in the controls (8.32 fl (SE 0.07); p less than 0.001), and was still raised at the follow up clinic (8.69 fl (SE 0.10); p less than 0.01). The mean platelet count on admission (275 X 10(9)/1 (SE 7] was significantly lower than in the control group (295 X 10(9)/1 (SE 5); p less than 0.05) and fell significantly during admission, with a mean change of -36 X 10(9)/1 (95\% confidence limits -26, -45; p less than 0.01). At the follow up clinic the platelet count had risen to a level not significantly different from the admission value. As larger platelets are haemostatically more active, the finding of an increased mean platelet volume after myocardial infarction provides further evidence that abnormal platelet behaviour may be implicated in the process of infarction.
This article was published in Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) and referenced in Kidney Disorders and Clinical Practices

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals


1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version