Relationship between Epicardial Fat Tissue Thicknessand CRP and Neutrophil-Lymphocyte Ratio in MetabolicSyndrome Patients Over 65 Years


Şişli Etfal Hastanesi Tıp Bülteni, vol.55, no.3, pp.405-411, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/semb.2021.91455
  • Journal Name: Şişli Etfal Hastanesi Tıp Bülteni
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.405-411
  • Keywords: Elderly, epicardial fat tissue, metabolic syndrome, neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: No


Objective: There are no data evaluating the association of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) withepicardial fat tissue thickness (EFTT) in elderly metabolic syndrome (MS) patients. In this study, we aimed to investigate the rela tionship of EFTT with CRP and NLR in patients with MS over 65 years. Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed. Fifty patients (patient group) with MS and 25 subjects (control group) withoutMS were allocated in the study. All parameters were compared in patient and control groups. The correlations between NLR, CRP,and EFTT were evaluated. Results: White blood cell and neutrophil levels were higher in MS group (p=0.020 and p=0.019, respectively). Both transverse andlongitudinal EFTT were increased in MS patients (p<0.001). There was a significant correlation between the EFTT and NLR but notwith CRP in the MS group (r=0.4, p=0.003). Conclusion: Our study showed that both longitudinal and transverse EFTT are associated with NLR in patients older than 65 yearswith MS. In geriatric MS patients, higher NLR level may be an indicator of increased visceral fat around the myocardium.