ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.15, no.5, pp.380-384, 2015 (SCI-Expanded)
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ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
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:
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).