Predictive Value of Elevated Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio in Patients Undergoing Primary Angioplasty for ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction
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Objectives: The neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been investigated as a new predictor for cardiovascular risk. Admission NLR would be predictive of adverse outcomes after primary angioplasty for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Methods: A total of 2410 patients with STEMI undergoing primary angioplasty were retrospectively enrolled. The study population was divided into tertiles based on the NLR values. A high NLR (n = 803) was defined as a value in the third tertile (> 6.97), and a low NLR (n = 1607) was defined as a value in the lower 2 tertiles ( 6.97) was found as an independent predictor of inhospital cardiovascular mortality (odds ratio: 2.8, 95% confidence interval: 1.37-5.74, P = .005). Conclusions: High NLR level is associated with increased inhospital and long-term cardiovascular mortality in patients with STEMI undergoing primary angioplasty.
Ergelen M., Uyarel H., Altay S., Kul S., Ayhan E., Isik T., Kemaloglu T., Gul M., Sonmez O., Erdogan E., et al., -Predictive Value of Elevated Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio in Patients Undergoing Primary Angioplasty for ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction-, CLINICAL AND APPLIED THROMBOSIS-HEMOSTASIS, cilt.20, ss.427-432, 2014