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Table 2 Results of high NLR and low NLR mortality rates and cardiovascular events

From: Predictive value of neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio in patients with acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction after percutaneous coronary intervention: a meta-analysis

Outcomes Included studies Heterogeneity Test for overall effect
χ2 P I2(%) Z P RR 95%CI
In-hospital
 AHF 19,20 1.54 0.22 35 5.81 < 0.00001 1.81[1.48,2.21]
 Angina 14,20 0.08 0.78 0 2.71 0.007 1.67[1.15,2.41]
 Arrhythmia 8, 10,14,20 0.82 0.84 0 3.14 0.002 1.38[1.13,1.69]
 In-stent thrombosis 7,13 0.03 0.86 0 3.99 < 0.0001 2.72[1.66,4.44]
 MACE 7,9,11,13,15,19 3.83 0.57 0 6.53 < 0.00001 2.00[1.62,2.46]
 Nonfatal MI 7,9,13,19,20 4.88 0.30 18 4.32 < 0.0001 1.93[1.43,2.61]
 No reflow 7,9,10,13,15,19 40.00 < 0.00001 87 3.63 0.0003 2.28[1.46,3.57]
 All mortality 7,9,10,15,17,20 1.87 0.87 0 6.61 < 0.00001 3.23[2.28,4.57]
 Cardiac mortality 10,13,14,16,19 1.77 0.78 0 6.42 < 0.00001 3.22[2.25,4.60]
Long-term
 Nonfatal MI 9, 11,13,19, 10.90 0.01 72 0.75 0.46 1.32[0.63,2.75]
 MACE 9,10,11,13,15,19 53.33 < 0.00001 91 3.39 0.0007 2.49[1.47,4.23]
 All mortality 8,9,10,11,12,14,15 3.85 0.70 0 10.06 < 0.00001 3.82[2.94,4.96]
 Cardiac mortality 10,13,16,18,19 43.78 < 0.00001 91 2.85 0.004 3.02[1.41,6.45]