Association of mean platelet volume in patients with acute coronary syndrome: A Case control study


  • Manojkumar BK Assistant Professor, Department of General Medicine, Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences B G Nagara, Nagamangala Taluk Mandya, Karnataka, India
  • Raghu G Assistant Professor, Department of General Medicine, Basaveshwara Medical College & Hospital Chitradurga, Karnataka, India
  • Chandraprabha S Ophthalmologist, Department of Ophthalmology, General Hospital, Tiptur, Karnataka, India
  • Shruti C Bhojashettar Assistant Professor, Department of General Medicine, Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, Karnataka, India


Acute Coronary Syndrome; Coronary Artery Disease; Ischemic Heart Disease; Mean Platelet Volume; STEMI; NSTEMI; Unstable Angina.


Background: Ischemic Heart Diseases are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In comparison with the people of European ancestry, CVD affects Indians at least a decade earlier and in their most productive midlife. Nearly two-thirds of the burden of NCD mortality in India is currently contributed by CVD-related conditions. Platelet hyper-reactivity and local platelet activation have been suggested to play a crucial role in acute coronary events (including ACS). Objectives: So this study was undertaken to determine the association of MPV in patients with ACS in relation to various types. Methods: This study is under taken among 70 ACS patients admitted and compared with 70 controls, after excluding the patients affected by diseases which are known to alter platelets structure and function. Results: The mean age of the patients among cases was found to be 64.8±10.8 years and 61.9±10.6 years among controls (p value– 0.11). On comparing, MPV was found to be 8.9±0.9 fL in control and was 12±1.4, 11.5±1.2, 10.3±0.8 fL among STEMI, NSTEMI and Unstable Angina patients respectively (p value<0.001). Conclusion: MPV is significantly higher in (ACS) cases compared to control group, among cases it was significantly high in STEMI, followed by NSTEMI and Unstable Angina. Platelet Indices help in anticipating severity (risk stratification) of CAD and also may help in diagnosis ACS patients, where myocardial injury markers are not available.




How to Cite

Manojkumar BK, Raghu G, Chandraprabha S, & Shruti C Bhojashettar. (2021). Association of mean platelet volume in patients with acute coronary syndrome: A Case control study. International Journal of Health and Clinical Research, 4(24), 47–49. Retrieved from