Neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio is associated with right ventricular dysfunction in patients with acute inferior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

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Yaylak B., Ede H., Baysal E., Altintas B., Akyuz S., Sevuk U., ...More

CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL, vol.23, no.1, pp.100-106, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/cj.a2015.0061
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.100-106


Background: Acute inferior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is associated with increased in-hospital morbidity and mortality particularly among patients with coexisting right ventricular (RV) involvement. High neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is an independent predictor of major adverse cardiac events and mortality in patients with myocardial infarction. This study evaluated the relationship between the NLR and RV dysfunction (RVD) in patients with inferior STEMI who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).