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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- https://works.bepress.com/judith_savageau/38; https://works.bepress.com/jorge_yarzebski/66; https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/fmch_articles/8; https://works.bepress.com/robert_goldberg/69
- Medicine; Aged; Female; Hospital Mortality; Humans; Leukocyte Count; Male; Myocardial Infarction; Prognosis; Regression Analysis; Community Health and Preventive Medicine; Preventive 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.