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Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

DOI

10.3906/sag-1902-26

Abstract

Background/aim: In the present study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between NT-proBNP and SYNTAX score, which is a measure of the complexity of coronary artery disease. Materials and methods: We enrolled 405 consecutive patients with myocardial infarction who underwent coronary angiographic examination. Patients were divided into 3 groups according to their SYNTAX scores. Those with SYNTAX score ≤22 were included in the low SYNTAX score group (LSTX), those with a score of 23-32 were included in the intermediate SYNTAX score group (ISTX), and those with a score of ≥33 were included in the high SYNTAX score group (HSTX). Results: NT-proBNP levels were found to be significantly higher in the HSTX group compared to the other groups (P < 0.001) and in the ISTX group compared to the LSTX group (P < 0.001). The NT-proBNP levels demonstrated an increase from low SYNTAX score to high SYNTAX score tertiles. Conclusions: NT-ProBNP levels in patients with myocardial infarction on admission were independently associated with extent, severity, and complexity of coronary atherosclerosis as assessed by SYNTAX score.

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