SAMUEL BAER, M.D.; HAROLD FRANKEL, M.D.
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In a previous paper1 we discussed the clinical features presented by 378 cases of acute myocardial infarction. An evaluation of the laboratory procedures commonly used in this condition was also made, based upon these 378 cases. The procedures specifically considered in this study were the leukocyte count, the sedimentation rate, the blood sugar, and the electrocardiogram.
The Leukocyte Count. Levine and Tranter2 first pointed out the presence of leukocytosis in acute myocardial infarction. Libman3 emphasized its value in the differential diagnosis in 1925, stating that leukocytosis occurred in almost every case and might be demonstrated as early as two hours
BAER S, FRANKEL H. STUDIES IN ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION. II. LABORATORY PROCEDURES AS DIAGNOSTIC AIDS1. Ann Intern Med. 1944;20:115–119. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-1-115
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;20(1):115-119.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine, HIV.
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