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Natl J Med Res. 2013; 3(4): 300-303


Evaluation of Neutrophil to Lymphocyte ratio as an Indicator of Presence of Coronary Artery Disease in Diabetic Patients

Safak Sahin, Savas Sarikaya, Lutfi Akyol, Fatih Altunkas, Kayihan Karaman.

Abstract
Introduction: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). DM is a substantial risk factor in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. We aimed to investigate relationship between the presence of established neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and coronary artery disease (CAD) in DM.
Methods: 104 diabetic patients who had coronary lesion with a diameter stenosis of at least 50% and 64 diabetic patients who had normal coronary anatomy matched with age and sex were retrospectively selected and classified CAD (+) and CAD (-) group respectively. Baseline NLR in two groups was compared.
Results: NLR was higher in CAD (+) group compared to group without CAD (-) (2.69±1.74 vs. 1.98±.85, p

Key words: Coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus, neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio.


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