Higher neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio is related to a lower ejection fraction in bicuspid aortic valve patients


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KASAPKARA H. A. , Aslan A. N. , AYHAN H. , Guney M. C. , AKÇAY M. , Turinay Z. S. , ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.46, no.4, pp.1144-1150, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1508-4
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1144-1150

Abstract

Background/aim: Inflammation plays an important role in the pathophysiology of vascular disease. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the associations of neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR; an indicator of inflammation) with left ventricular ejection fraction and ascending aorta diameter in patients with a bicuspid aortic valve (BAV).