Absolute neutrophil counts and fibrinogen levels as an aid in the early diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Basili2004AbsoluteNC,
  title={Absolute neutrophil counts and fibrinogen levels as an aid in the early diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Stefania Basili and Manuela Di Francoi and Antonello Rosa and Patrizia Ferroni and Veronica Diurni and Maria Gabriella Scarpellini and Giuliano Bertazzoni},
  journal={Acta cardiologica},
  year={2004},
  volume={59 2},
  pages={
          135-40
        }
}
A retrospective analysis of white blood cell (WBC) counts and fibrinogen levels was performed on 292 consecutive patients admitted to the emergency department for chest pain likely due to ischaemic heart disease. Aims of the study were to evaluate their utility in discriminating between cardiac and non-cardiac chest pain, and to identify those "chest pain-enzyme negative" patients who are at high risk of developing acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The results obtained showed that WBC (p < 0… CONTINUE READING
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