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- Mehmet Doğan,
- Tolga Çimen,
- Murat Bilgin,
- Uğur Arslantaş,
- Haci Ahmet Kasapkara,
- Sadık Açıkel and
- Ekrem Yeter
Neutrophil to lymphocite ration (NLR) is cheap and feasible indicator of inflammation. In this study, we aimed to investigate to the realtionship between NLR and coronary artery ectasia (CAE).
64 patients with CAE and 62 patients with normal coronary arteries were selected among 8250 coronary angiogrphies performed between 2008 and 2012. NLR of both groups were compared from blood samples drawn prior to coronary angiography.
No significant between groups with regard to sex, age, hypertension, smoking and drugs (p>0.005). NLR was significantly higher in CAE group (p=0.001).
NLO was found to be higher in CAE. This finding supports the inflammatory status of CAE.
|Isolated Coronary Artery Ectasia (n=64)||Normal Coronary Artery (n=62)||p value|
|White blood cell(x1000 μL)||8.6±2.0||7.8±2.1||0.022|