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Assessment of red cell distribution width (RDW) in patients with coronary artery ectasia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21873354     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is characterized by an abnormal dilatation of the coronary arteries. Red cell distribution width (RDW) is a measure of heterogeneity in the size of red blood cell. In this study, we aimed to investigate RDW levels in patients with CAE.
METHODS: The study population included 54 patients with CAE (28 males; mean age, 59 ± 12) and 40 individuals comprising the control group who had normal coronary arteries (17 males; mean age, 56 ± 10). Admission RDW was measured as part of the automated complete blood count.
RESULTS: The RDW was significantly higher in the CAE group than the control (P < .001). Also, high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels in patients with CAE were significantly higher as compared with controls (P < .001).
CONCLUSION: This study demonstrates that RDW and hs-CRP were higher in the CAE group compared with the control group. These results show that RDW is a reliable, simple, and inexpensive marker for patients with CAE.
Orhan Dogdu; Fatih Koc; Nihat Kalay; Mikail Yarlioglues; Deniz Elcik; Metin Karayakali; Kerem Ozbek; Mehmet Gungor Kaya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article     Date:  2011-08-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and applied thrombosis/hemostasis : official journal of the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1938-2723     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Appl. Thromb. Hemost.     Publication Date:    2012 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-12     Completed Date:  2012-07-16     Revised Date:  2012-11-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508125     Medline TA:  Clin Appl Thromb Hemost     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  211-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Biological Markers
Blood Cell Count
Blood Glucose / analysis
C-Reactive Protein / analysis
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Disease / blood*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Dilatation, Pathologic / blood
Erythrocyte Indices*
Lipids / blood
Middle Aged
Predictive Value of Tests
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 0/Blood Glucose; 0/Lipids; 9007-41-4/C-Reactive Protein
Comment In:
Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2012 Sep;18(5):551-2   [PMID:  22962309 ]

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