Monocyte to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio is associated with the presence of carotid artery disease in acute ischemic stroke


Omar T., Karakayali M., Yesin M., Alaydin H. C. , Karabag Y., Gumusdag A.

BIOMARKERS IN MEDICINE, 2021 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
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  • Basım Tarihi: 2021
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2217/bmm-2020-0705
  • Dergi Adı: BIOMARKERS IN MEDICINE

Özet

Aim: Monocyte to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio (MHR) has recently emerged as a predictor of cardio-cerebrovascular diseases. Since around one-fifth of strokes are linked to atherosclerosis carotid artery, we aimed to present the relationship between carotid artery disease (CAD) and MHR value in acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Materials & methods: A total of 209 adult AIS patients analyzed. Patients divided into two groups in respect to the existence of CAD. MHR was compared between the two groups. Results: MHR with a cut off of 17.23 predicted the presence of disease in the carotid artery, with a sensitivity of 91.9% and specificity of 66.7. MHR was the independent predictor for the presence of disease in the carotid artery. Conclusion: MHR was found to be an independent predictor for the CAD in AIS. Therefore, in AIS patients with high MHR value, CAD should be examined more carefully.