Value of platelet/lymphocyte ratio as a predictor of all-cause mortality after non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction

@article{Azab2012ValueOP,
  title={Value of platelet/lymphocyte ratio as a predictor of all-cause mortality after non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction},
  author={Basem Azab and Neeraj Shah and Meredith Akerman and Joseph T. McGinn},
  journal={Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis},
  year={2012},
  volume={34},
  pages={326-334}
}
Prior studies demonstrated the association between the major adverse cardiovascular outcomes and both higher platelet and lower lymphocyte counts. Our study explores the value of the platelet/lymphocyte ratio (PLR) as a marker of long-term mortality in patients presented with non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). This is an observational study with a total 619 NSTEMI patients admitted to a tertiary center between 2004 and 2006. Patients were stratified into equal tertiles… CONTINUE READING