Statins decrease mean platelet volume irrespective of cholesterol lowering effect

Sivri N., Tekin G., Yalta K., AKSOY Y., Senen K., Yetkin E.

KARDIOLOGIA POLSKA, vol.71, no.10, pp.1042-1047, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/kp.2013.0259
  • Title of Journal : KARDIOLOGIA POLSKA
  • Page Numbers: pp.1042-1047


Background: Recent clinical observations have demonstrated that the beneficial effects of statins are not limited to LDL lowering effect. They have also favourable effects on platelet activation, endothelial function, inflammation, and coagulation cascade.