Send to

Choose Destination
Thromb Haemost. 2000 Mar;83(3):475-9.

Rapid change of platelet aggregability in acute hyperglycemia. Detection by a novel laser-light scattering method.

Author information

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kumamoto University School of Medicine, Japan.


We examined the alteration of platelet aggregability in acute hyperglycemia during 75-gram oral glucose tolerance tests (OGTT). Twenty subjects underwent 75-gram OGTT and venous blood samples were obtained before (0 min), 60, 120 and 180 min postload. Platelet aggregability shown as the number of small platelet aggregates was measured with a novel laser-light scattering (LS) method. Platelet aggregability increased in parallel with both glucose and immunoreactive insulin (IRI) levels. The number of mean small aggregates at 60 min (12.30 +/- 1.10 X 10(4)) was significantly higher than the one at 0 min (8.32 +/- 0.88 x 10(4), p <0.001), 120 min (10.63 +/- 0.98 x 10(4), p <0.05) and 180 min (8.28 +/- 0.84 x 104, p <0.001) (mean +/- SEM). Small aggregates correlated positively with plasma glucose levels at 60 min postload (r = 0.67, p = 0.001) while not with IRI. It might be important to suppress transient hyperglycemia for preventing the onset of acute coronary syndromes that could be closely related to platelet hyperaggregability.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Loading ...
Support Center