Lymphocytopenia is associated with poor NYHA functional class in chronic heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction

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YÜCEL H., Ege M. R., ZORLU A., KAYA H., BETON O., GÜNGÖR H., ...More

TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.43, no.5, pp.427-433, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: In heart failure (HF) patients, functional capacity has been demonstrated to be a marker of poor prognosis, independent of left ventricular ejection fraction (EF). Lymphocyte count is currently recognized in certain risk stratification scores for chronic HF, and severe HF is associated with lymphocytopenia. However, no data exists on the association between lymphocyte count and functional capacity in patients with stable HF. This study aimed to assess the relationship between lymphocyte count and New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional capacity in systolic HF outpatients.