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The prognostic usefulness of platelets in acute heart failure
  1. Javier Jacob1,
  2. Francisco Javier Martín-Sánchez2,
  3. Víctor Gil3,
  4. Pere Llorens4
  1. 1Emergency Department, Hospital Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain
  2. 2Emergency Department, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain
  3. 3Emergency Department, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain
  4. 4Emergency Department, Hospital General de Alicante, Alicante, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Pere Llorens, Emergency Department, Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, Pintor Baeza Street, no 12, Alicante 03010, Spain; llorens_ped{at}

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Kandis et al showed that mean platelet volume (MPV) is increased during acute heart failure (AHF) and predicts 30-day mortality in patients attended at the emergency department (ED).1 We have ascertained their hypothesis including all patients attended at …

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Hospital Central de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.