Association of Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio with the Severity and Morphology of Coronary Atherosclerotic Plaques Detected by Multidetector Computerized Tomography

Ates A. H., AYTEMİR K., Kocyigit D., Yalcin M. U., Gurses K. M., YORGUN H., ...More

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA SINICA, vol.32, no.6, pp.676-683, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.6515/acs20160225a
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.676-683
  • Keywords: Atherosclerosis, Coronary plaque, Inflammation, Multidetector computerized tomography, LONG-TERM MORTALITY, BLOOD-CELL SUBTYPES, ARTERY-DISEASE, LEUKOCYTE COUNT, CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS, INFLAMMATION, EXTENT, RISK
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Studies have demonstrated a consistent relationship between white blood cell (WBC) counts and coronary artery disease (CAD). The neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been considered as a potential marker for identifying individuals under risk of CAD and associated events. In this study, we aimed to evaluate whether NLR was associated with the severity and morphology of coronary atherosclerotic plaques shown by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT).