Predictive Value of Mean Platelet Volume for Pulmonary Embolism Recurrence

ARAZ Ö. , Albez F. S. , Ucar E. , KERGET B. , Yilmaz N. , AKGÜN M.

LUNG, vol.195, no.4, pp.497-502, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 195 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00408-017-0020-7
  • Title of Journal : LUNG
  • Page Numbers: pp.497-502
  • Keywords: Pulmonary embolism, Mean platelet volume, Platelet distribution width, Recurrence, DEEP-VEIN THROMBOSIS, VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM, EXTENDED TREATMENT, RISK-FACTORS, D-DIMER, MANAGEMENT, RELEVANCE, DIAGNOSIS, DISEASE


Purpose Recurrence is a major clinical problem in patients with pulmonary embolism and can affect mortality. The decision to discontinue treatment is important for recurrence and is based on patients' clinical features as well as certain blood parameters. Our aim in this study was to evaluate whether mean platelet volume (MPV) and platelet distribution width (PDW) have utility as new predictive parameters for recurrence and mortality in pulmonary embolism.