Effect of elevated leukocyte count on in-hospital mortality following acute myocardial infarction
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health; Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Aged; Female; Hospital Mortality; Humans; Leukocyte Count; Male; Myocardial Infarction; Prognosis; Regression Analysis
Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Preventative Medicine | Primary Care
The peripheral white blood cell count on presentation with acute myocardial infarction directly correlates with short-term in-hospital mortality. This association is independent of other prognostic factors, including extent and size of the acute myocardial infarction.
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Citation: Am J Cardiol. 1996 Oct 15;78(8):945-8.