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Comparison of white blood cell counts in acute myocardial infarction patients with significant versus insignificant coronary artery disease

      The possible association between coronary artery spasm and leukocytosis has not been previously investigated for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and insignificant coronary artery disease (CAD). The goals of this investigaton were to: (1) assess the clinical characteristics and the incidence of inducible coronary vasospasm amongst Taiwanese patients with AMI and insignificant CAD; (2) discuss the possible relation between coronary artery spasm and the patient’s white blood cell (WBC) count regarding the development of AMI; (3) describe the prognosis for these patients; and (4) compare the characteristics of and prognosis for these patients with corresponding characteristics and prognosis for patients with AMI and CAD.
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