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. , ...Daha Fazla

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA SINICA, cilt.32, ss.676-683, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.6515/acs20160225a
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.676-683


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).