Effect of Elevated Leukocyte Count on In-Hospital Mortality Following Acute Myocardial Infarction * *This project was supported by grant R01-HL-35434 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland.

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The American Journal of Cardiology, ISSN: 0002-9149, Vol: 78, Issue: 8, Page: 945-948

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Furman, Mark I.; Becker, Richard C.; Yarzebski, Jorge L.; Savageau, Judith A.; Gore, Joel M.; Goldberg, Robert J.
Elsevier BV
Medicine; Aged; Female; Hospital Mortality; Humans; Leukocyte Count; Male; Myocardial Infarction; Prognosis; Regression Analysis; Community Health and Preventive Medicine; Preventive Medicine; Primary Care
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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.