Leukocyte count as a predictor of cardiovascular events and mortality in postmenopausal women: The Women's Health Initiative Observational Study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Leukocyte Count
  • Postmenopause

abstract

  • The WBC count, a stable, well-standardized, widely available and inexpensive measure of systemic inflammation, is an independent predictor of CVD events and all-cause mortality in postmenopausal women. A WBC count greater than 6.7 x 10(9) cells/L may identify high-risk individuals who are not currently identified by traditional CVD risk factors.

publication date

  • March 14, 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archinte.165.5.500

PubMed ID

  • 15767524

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 500

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 165

number

  • 5