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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.

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 (-) (2.691.74 vs. 1.98.85, p

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

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