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Hemogram parameters for predicting pulmonary embolism in patients with deep venous thrombosis

Authors Kaya H, Kurt R

Received 19 September 2015

Accepted for publication 6 October 2015

Published 6 November 2015 Volume 2015:11 Pages 1683—1685


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Garry Walsh

Hakki Kaya, Recep Kurt

Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University Medical School, Sivas, Turkey

We read the article of Sevuk et al,1 published in the August 2015 issue of your journal, with great interest. The authors concluded that percentage change in serial measurements of mean platelet volume (MPV) and platelet-distribution width (PDW) is valuable in predicting the development of pulmonary thromboembolism in patients with a previous history of deep venous thrombosis (DVT). In a similar study conducted by Braekkan et al2 (Tromsø Study), MPV on admission was shown to predict pulmonary thromboembolism.

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