Title

Effect of elevated leukocyte count on in-hospital mortality following acute myocardial infarction

PubMed ID

8888672

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health; Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Date

10-15-1996

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Aged; Female; Hospital Mortality; Humans; Leukocyte Count; Male; Myocardial Infarction; Prognosis; Regression Analysis

Disciplines

Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Preventative Medicine | Primary Care

Abstract

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.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Am J Cardiol. 1996 Oct 15;78(8):945-8.

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