BIOMARKERS IN MEDICINE, cilt.11, ss.867-876, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Aim: A lower lymphocyte count and a high monocyte count give important clues about the prognosis of various cardiovascular diseases. We hypothesized that lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) was associated with the saphenous vein graft disease (SVGD) in patients with coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). Patients & methods: A total of 218 patients with previous history of CABG surgery, who underwent coronary angiography due to stable angina symptoms, were investigated, retrospectively. Results: LMR levels were significantly lower in the SVGD group. Multiple logistic regression analyses showed that LMR levels were independent predictors of SVGD (OR: 0.648; 95% CI: 0.469-0.894; p = 0.008). Conclusion: Our results suggested that LMR levels may provide useful information for the relevant risk evaluation of SVGD in CABG patients.