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Herz. 2014 Feb;39(1):105-10. doi: 10.1007/s00059-013-3788-0. Epub 2013 Apr 17.

Triglyceride-to-HDL cholesterol ratio. Predictive value for CHD severity and new-onset heart failure.

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  • 1Department of Cardiology, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, No.197, Ruijin 2nd Road, Shanghai, China.



This study aimed to explore the association between the triglyceride-to-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (TG/HDL-C) ratio and the severity of coronary heart disease (CHD). It also evaluated the clinical role of the TG/HDL-C ratio in predicting in-hospital CHD events and the long-term prognosis of CHD patients.


According to the results of coronary angiography examinations, 317 patients were enrolled in the study and classified into a CHD group (n=233) and a control group (n=84). The TG/HDL-C ratio was calculated at baseline. The CHD group was then further classified into cases of single-branch stenosis (n=79), double-branch stenosis (n=73), and multi-branch stenosis (n=81). The Gensini score was calculated for each group to analyze the relationship between the TG/HDL-C ratio and the severity of CHD.


The TG/HDL-C ratio in the CHD group was significantly higher than in the normal group (P < 0.001). The TG/HDL-C ratio was positively correlated with the Gensini score. The ratio was significantly higher in patients with new-onset heart failure than in those without heart failure events (P < 0.05). An average 3-year follow-up showed that the serum TG/HDL-C ratios of patients with adverse events were significantly higher than other patients (P <  0.01).


The TG/HDL-C ratio is predictive of the severity of CHD. It could also help predict in-hospital new-onset heart failure incidents of CHD patients.

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