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Am J Cardiol. 2001 Mar 1;87(5):636-9, A10.

Association of white blood cell count with increased mortality in acute myocardial infarction and unstable angina pectoris. OPUS-TIMI 16 Investigators.

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Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA. cannon@partners.org

Abstract

We observed in a study of 7,651 patients with acute coronary syndromes that a white blood cell (WBC) count of > 10,000 was associated with increased 30-day and 10-month mortality (6.2% vs 3.2% to 3.6% for WBC count < 10,000; p < 0.000). With its simplicity and widespread availability, WBC count could serve as a simple, inexpensive, new tool for risk stratification in acute coronary syndromes.

PMID:
11230853
DOI:
10.1016/s0002-9149(00)01444-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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