Cyprus Journal of Medical Sciences
Original Article

Neutrophil/Lymphocyte Ratio and Echocardiographic Parameters in Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome


Department of Emergency Medicine, Health Sciences University Ankara Numune Health Practice and Research Center, Ankara, Turkey


Department of Emergency Medicine, Ankara Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey


Department of Emergency Medicine, Yıldırım Beyazıt University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey


Department of Opthalmology ,İstinye University Medical Park Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

Cyprus J Med Sci 2018; 3: 103-106
DOI: 10.5152/cjms.2018.585
Read: 1373 Downloads: 361 Published: 23 July 2019


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.

Cite this article as: Atmaca Temrel T, Pamukçu Günaydın G, Şervan G, Özhasenekler A, Kurtoğlu Çelik G, Coşkun S, et al. Neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio and echocardiographic parameters in suspected acute coronary syndrome. Cyprus J Med Sci 2018; 3: 103-6.

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