Both mean platelet volume (MPV) and left ventricular hypertrophy have been described as associated with increased risk for vascular events. Seventy-Six hypertensive patients (37 M and 39 F) over 50 years of age were studied. They were divided into subgroups according to the presence of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH = LV mass index >125 g m-2, when LV mass was assessed by M-mode echocardiography according to Penn's Convention). MPV was 3% higher in hypertensive patients with LVH compared with those without LVH (P > 0.05) and it was associated with the occurrence of LVH (chi-squares 8.44, P = 0.042). MPV significantly correlated with left ventricular mass index (r = 0.298, P = 0.004) and interventricular septum thickness (r = 0.231, P = 0.022). Both correlations remained significant after adjustment for age, blood pressure and glycaemia. MPV seemed to be associated with increased left ventricular mass and interventricular septum thickness in middle-aged to elderly hypertensive patients.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||European Journal of Clinical Investigation|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
- Platelet volume
- Ventricular hypertrophy
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