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Leukocytosis: a risk factor for myocardial infarction

Authors Kotla S

Received 18 January 2012

Accepted for publication 15 March 2012

Published 4 May 2012 Volume 2012:3 Pages 23—25


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Suman K Kotla
Department of Internal Medicine, Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA, USA

Abstract: Myocardial infarction commonly results from atherosclerotic lesions in the coronary arteries. Approximately 5% of patients with acute myocardial infarction do not have atherosclerotic disease. In this case report, we present an unusual leukostatic complication in a patient with acute myeloblastic leukemia and extreme hyperleukocytosis who presented with an acute myocardial infarction that resolved after leukopheresis. Myocardial infarction as the initial presentation of acute leukemia has been reported only rarely.

leukocytosis, myocardial infarction, leukostasis

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