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

Farhana Shahzad, Shahzad Tawwab, Afia Abbas

Abstract


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

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