The Association between Platelet/Lymphocyte Ratio and Coronary Artery Disease Severity in Asymptomatic Low Ejection Fraction Patients

Ucar F. M. , Acar B. , Gul M., Ozeke O., Aydogdu S.

KOREAN CIRCULATION JOURNAL, cilt.46, sa.6, ss.821-826, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 46 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4070/kcj.2016.46.6.821
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.821-826


Background and Objectives: Coronary angiography (CAG) is generally needed in the setting of systolic heart failure (HF) with an unidentified etiology as a part of diagnostic strategy. On the other hand, the clinical value of this invasive strategy is largely unknown. Platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) has recently emerged as a novel inflammatory index that may serve as an important predictor of inflammatory state and overall mortality. The present study aimed to search the predictive value of PLR in determining the extent of coronary atherosclerosis in asymptomatic low ejection fraction (EF) patients.