Association of red blood cell distribution width with presence and severity of rheumatic mitral valve stenosis


Akboga M. K., Abaci A., Canpolat U., Yayla C., Sahinarslan A., Acikgoz K., ...More

TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.43, no.3, pp.227-233, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5543/tkda.2015.60533
  • Journal Name: TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.227-233
  • Keywords: Inflammation, red cell distribution width, mitral valve stenosis, rheumatic mitral stenosis, C-REACTIVE PROTEIN, HEART-FAILURE, LYMPHOCYTE RATIO, DISEASE, INFLAMMATION, RECOMMENDATIONS, MORTALITY, COHORT, RDW
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: As an indicator of variability in circulating erythrocyte size, red cell distribution width (RDW) is linked to chronic inflammation. The association of rheumatic heart valve stenosis and inflammation is also well-known. This study aimed to assess the relationship between RDW and presence and severity of rheumatic mitral valve stenosis (RMVS).