Association between leukocyte count and the presence and extent of coronary atherosclerosis as determined by coronary arteriography.


Angiographic evidence of coronary artery disease (CAD) was correlated with leukocyte count (WBC), red cell count (RBC), cigarette smoking, age, sex, and cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations in 573 patients who underwent coronary arteriography and who did not have evidence of infection or recent myocardial infarction. Smokers had a higher WBC (7,449… (More)


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