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Effect of elevated leukocyte count on in-hospital mortality following acute myocardial infarction
Family Medicine and Community Health Publications and Presentations
  • Mark I. Furman, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Richard C. Becker, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Jorge L. Yarzebski, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Judith A. Savageau, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Joel M. Gore, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Robert J. Goldberg, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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
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.

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Citation: Am J Cardiol. 1996 Oct 15;78(8):945-8.
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Link to article in PubMed
PubMed ID
8888672
Citation Information
Mark I. Furman, Richard C. Becker, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Judith A. Savageau, et al.. "Effect of elevated leukocyte count on in-hospital mortality following acute myocardial infarction" Vol. 78 Iss. 8 (1996) ISSN: 0002-9149 (Print)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jorge_yarzebski/66/