RELATIONSHIP OF WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNTS, HAEMOGLOBIN AND ESR WITH IHD

Authors

  • Farhana Shahzad
  • Shahzad Tawwab
  • Afia Abbas

Abstract

Objectives: To find any association of white blood cells, haemoglobin and ESR with ischemic heartdisease in high risk native population. Methodology: The study included 93 male patients withIschemic heart disease, between 40 and 60 years of age; 96 age and gender matched subjects. Allstudy participants were non-diabetics. Complete blood cells count, haemoglobin and ESR levelswere compared between the patient and control groups. Results: Total leukocyte counts along withneutrophils were significantly higher in the test group compared to the control population (p<0.001)and lymphocytes were significantly lower (p<0.001) in the patient group as compared to the controlgroup. Haemoglobin levels were significantly lower (p<0.001) and ESR was higher (p=0.030) in thepatient group as compared to the control group. Conclusion: Although, our findings of the studyvariables extend previous reports, the prevalence and prognostic importance of theses variables inIHD should be assessed in future experimental studies. These parameters could be important inpublic health because they are routinely measured by clinicians and may be helpful to predict the riskof future and secondary ischemic events in a high risk population.Keywords: TLC, DLC, Haemoglobin, ESR, Ischemic Heart Disease

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2009-09-01