Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio is increased in patients with rheumatic mitral valve stenosis?

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Akboga M. K., Akyel A., ŞAHİNARSLAN A., Yayla C., Alsancak Y., Gokalp G., ...More

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.15, no.5, pp.380-384, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/akd.2014.5399
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.380-384
  • Keywords: rheumatic mitral valve disease, neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, inflammation, C-reactive protein, C-REACTIVE PROTEIN, LONG-TERM MORTALITY, ELEVATED NEUTROPHIL, HEART-DISEASE, PREDICT, COUNT
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: The role of systemic and chronic inflammatory processes in the pathophysiology of rheumatic heart valve disease is well known. The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) was shown to be an indicator of systemic inflammation. In this study, we aimed to investigate relationship between NLR as a marker of systemic inflammation and rheumatic mitral valve stenosis (RMVS).