Is neutrophil lymphocyte ratio a prognostic marker of acute ST elevation myocardial infarction?


  • Sneha Barkur Sadashiva Department of General Medicine, MGMCRI, Pondicherry, India
  • Chenthil K. S. Department of General Medicine, MGMCRI, Pondicherry, India





Several inflammatory biomarkers have been implicated in the pathogenesis of acute coronary syndromes. The present study aims to determine the prognostic value of neutrophil lymphocyte ratio (NLR) to predict the immediate outcomes in patients with acute ST elevation myocardial infarction and if any correlation exists between NLR and TIMI risk score. A review of articles published in Pubmed database on the prognostic importance of neutrophil lymphocyte ratio in determining major adverse cardiac events (MACE) such as arrhythmias, cardiogenic shock and in hospital mortality was done. NLR was found to be a reliable prognostic tool to assess the immediate outcome in ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients.


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