Increased adhesiveness of peripheral blood leukocytes corresponds to the appearance of expansion following anterior wall myocardial infarction

A. Solodky*, S. Berliner, N. Zafrir, A. Winder, J. Kuzniec, A. Lifshitz, N. Arber, S. Sclarovsky

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Abstract

The appearance of increased leukocyte adhesiveness/aggregation as an inflammatory marker in the peripheral blood of patients with anterior wall myocardial infarction was monitored. Of the 26 patients included in the study, 7 had infarct expansion as shown by an enlargement of left ventricular end-diastolic volume. The percent of aggregated leukocytes in the peripheral blood of patients with expansion (29.7 ± 15.5%) was significantly higher (p = 0.01) than that obtained from patients with no expansion (18.5 ± 6.8%). The lack of significant differences in peak creatine kinase concentrations between patients with and without expansion suggests that infarct size is not necessarily the main determinant for the appearance of expansion; an increased inflammatory reaction could be a contributory factor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-104
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Cardiology
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1996

Keywords

  • aggregation
  • anterior wall myocardial infarction
  • infarct expansion
  • leukocyte adhesiveness

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