Significance of total and differential leucocyte count in patients with acute myocardial infarction treated with primary coronary angioplasty

Matteo Mariani, Raffaela Fetiveau, Enrico Rossetti, Arnaldo Poli, Fabrizio Poletti, Pietro Vandoni, Maurizio D'Urbano, Francesco Cafiero, Giuseppe Mariani, Catherine Klersy, Stefano De Servi

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Abstract

Aims: The aim of this study was to correlate total and differential leucocyte (WBC) count with myocardial blush, peak CK levels, and left ventricular (LV) functional recovery at 6 months in 238 consecutive acute myocardial infarction (MI) patients treated with successful primary coronary angioplasty (PCI). Methods and results: Total and differential WBC counts were measured on admission and every 24 h for at least 4 days after PCI. ST-segment resolution and myocardial blush were evaluated immediately after successful primary PCI. LV functional recovery (defined as improvement involving at least two segments, or at least one segment, when only two were asynergic on the basal examination) was obtained through echocardiographic evaluation of LV wall motion at the baseline and at 6 months. Basal CK (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2511-2515
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Heart Journal
Volume27
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006

Keywords

  • Inflammation
  • Leucocytes
  • Myocardial infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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