Plateletcrit. A platelet marker associated with saphenous vein graft disease

Akpinar I., Sayin M. R., Gursoy Y. C., Karabag T., Kucuk E., Buyukuysal M. C., ...More

HERZ, vol.39, no.1, pp.142-148, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00059-013-3798-y
  • Journal Name: HERZ
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.142-148
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background. Saphenous vein graft disease (SVGD) after by-pass surgery is an important cause of morbidity and mortality for patients with coronary artery disease. Comprehensive evaluation of biochemical and hematological parameters associated with this problem is limited. Plateletcrit (PCT) provides complete information on total platelet mass, but it has not been previously studied. In this study, we examined the relationship between SVGD and platelet parameters such as PCT, mean platelet volume, platelet count, and platelet distribution.