Increased platelet activity in patients with isolated coronary artery ectasia

Yasar A. S. , Erbay A. R. , Ayaz S., Turhan H., Metin F., Ilkaya E., ...Daha Fazla

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE, cilt.18, ss.451-454, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/mca.0b013e3282a30665
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.451-454


Background The common coexistence with coronary artery disease has led to the suggestion that coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is a variant of coronary artery disease. The mechanisms, however, responsible for CAE formation during the atherosclerotic process and the exact clinical significance are not well known. In this study, we aimed to investigate platelet activity in patients with isolated CAE by using specific markers of platelet activation as P-selectin, beta-thromboglobulin (beta-TG) and platelet factor 4 (PF4).