Objectives: To investigate relation between neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio and coronary collateral flow.
Material and methods: Eighty-two patients admitted Dicle University Medical Faculty Hospital Cardiology Department with diagnosis of coronary artery disease and detected significant stenosis or occlusion at least one of the coronary arteries, were included to study. Age, sex, presence of diabetes mellitus and hypertension, acute/stable coronary disease, body mass index, neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio, white blood count, Rentrop scores and number of diseased vessel were recorded.
Results: Well-developed coronary collateral circulation was found in 33 of the patients. Forty-nine patients had poor coronary collateral circulation. Mean age, sex, body mass index, presence of diabetes mellitus and hypertension were similar in two groups. Mean neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio was lower in well-developed coronary collateral circulation group than poor coronary collateral circulation group, but there was no significant differences (2.78 vs 2.89, p=0.12).
Conclusions: There was no association between neutron/hil lymphocyte ratio and coronary collateral circulation according to our data.