Neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio and echocardiographic parameters in suspected acute coronary syndrome
AuthorTemrel, Tugba Atmaca
Gunaydin, Gul Pamukcu
Celik, Gulhan Kurtoglu
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CitationTemrel, T. A., Gunaydin, G. P., Gokhan, S., Ozhasenekler, A., Celik, G. K., Coskun, S., … Atmaca, F. (2018). Neutrophil/Lymphocyte Ratio and Echocardiographic Parameters in Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome. CYPRUS JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, 3(2), 103–106. https://doi.org/10.5152/cjms.2018.585
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationship between the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio and echocardiographic parameters and the role of these in predicting critical coronary stenosis requiring urgent intervention in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome. MATERIAL AND METHODS This is a prospective, observational, analytical clinical study. A total of 88 patients who were hospitalized in the cardiology department with the suspicion of acute coronary syndrome were included in the study. All the patients underwent echocardiography and angiography. Of those, 24 patients had no critical stenosis requiring coronary intervention, and they were assigned to the control group. RESULTS The ratio of patients with critical coronary stenosis on angiography was 72.7% (n=64). The median neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio value was 2.78 in the patient group and 2.42 in the control group; the difference was not statistically significant (P=0.38). There were no significant differences between the systolic/diastolic septum and posterior wall thicknesses of the patients depending on whether critical stenosis. CONCLUSION We did not find any statistically significant relation between neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio and echocardiographic parameters and critical stenosis. Although no critical stenosis that required intervention was identified in these patients, coronary stenosis and plaque in varying degrees were observed.