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The mean platelet volume in patients with non-dipper hypertension compared to dippers and normotensives.
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PMID:  20367545     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: Increased platelet activation plays an important role in the development of atherosclerosis. Mean platelet volume (MPV) is a determinant of platelet activation. In our study, we aimed to determine whether MPV levels are elevated in non-dipper patients compared with dippers and healthy controls. In addition, we tried to find out if MPV levels are correlated with blood pressure measurements in hypertensive patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 56 hypertensive patients; 27 age- and sex-matched healthy volunteers were enrolled to study as a control subjects. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring was performed for all patients. Hypertensive patients were divided into two groups: 28 dipper patients (10 male, mean age 51 +/-8 years) and 28 non-dipper patients (11 male, mean age 53+/-10 years). MPV was measured in a blood sample collected in EDTA tubes and was also used for whole blood counts in all patients. RESULTS: In non-dipper patients, 24-h systolic blood pressure (141.5+/-10.21 vs 132.3+/-7.7 mmHg, p<0.001), 24-h diastolic blood pressure (88.2+/-8.5 vs 81.0+/-8.2 mmHg, p<0.01) and 24-h average blood pressure (105.7+/-8.5 vs 97.7+/-7.4 mmHg, p<0.001) are significantly higher than dippers. Whereas daytime measurements were similar between dippers and non-dippers, there was a significant difference between each group during night-time measurements (night-time systolic 137.1 +/-11.0 vs 120.2+/-8.0 mmHg, p<0.001; night-time diastolic 85.3+/-8.0 vs 72.8+/-7.9 mmHg, p<0.001). Non-dipper patients (9.61 +/-0.42 fl) demonstrated higher levels of MPV compared with dippers (9.24+/-0.35 fl) and normotensives (8.87+/-0.33 fl) (p<0.001 and p<0.001, respectively). There was significant correlation between MPV and ambulatory diastolic and systolic blood pressure in non-dipper hypertensives. CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that MPV, a determinant of platelet activation, has a positively correlation with blood pressure and elevated in non-dipper compared with dippers and controls. Increased platelet activation could contribute to increase the atherosclerotic risk in non-dipper patients compared with dippers.
Tugrul Inanc; Mehmet Gungor Kaya; Mikail Yarlioglues; Idris Ardic; Ibrahim Ozdogru; Ali Dogan; Nihat Kalay; Ertugrul Gunturk; Ozgur Gunebakmaz; Ibrahim Gul; Ramazan Topsakal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Blood pressure     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1651-1999     ISO Abbreviation:  Blood Press.     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-06     Completed Date:  2010-09-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301454     Medline TA:  Blood Press     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  81-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Erciyes University, Department of Cardiology, Kayseri, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Blood Platelets / pathology*
Blood Pressure / physiology
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory
Case-Control Studies
Circadian Rhythm / physiology
Cross-Sectional Studies
Hypertension / blood*,  drug therapy,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Platelet Count
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0/Antihypertensive Agents

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