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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.6515/acs20160225a
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CARDIOLOGICA SINICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.676-683

Abstract

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).