Prognostic usefulness of white blood cell count and temperature in acute myocardial infarction (from the CARDINAL Trial).

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

White blood cell (WBC) count and temperature are 2 global measures of inflammation that are systematically gathered and easily identifiable in a clinical setting, unlike many other markers of inflammation being investigated in patients with coronary artery disease. The prognostic usefulness of the WBC count and temperature were evaluated in a large acute myocardial infarction trial, the Complement And ReDuction of INfarct size after Angioplasty or Lytics program. Baseline and serial measurements of WBC counts and temperature were correlated with infarct size and clinical outcome.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Patel, MR; Mahaffey, KW; Armstrong, PW; Weaver, WD; Tasissa, G; Hochman, JS; Todaro, TG; Malloy, KJ; Rollins, S; Theroux, P; Ruzyllo, W; Nicolau, JC; Granger, CB; CARDINAL Investigators,

Published Date

  • March 1, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 95 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 614 - 618

PubMed ID

  • 15721102

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.11.008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States