Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio as a Prognostic Marker in Infective Endocarditis: In-Hospital and Long-Term Clinical Results


Bozbay M., Ugur M., Uyarel H., Cicek G., Koroglu B., Tusun E., ...More

JOURNAL OF HEART VALVE DISEASE, vol.23, no.5, pp.617-623, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF HEART VALVE DISEASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.617-623

Abstract

Background and aim of the study: The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is an independent predictor of poor prognosis in different clinical conditions such as infectious and cardiovascular diseases. It was hypothesized that a patient's admission NLR would be predictive of an adverse clinical outcome in cases of infective endocarditis (IE).