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Why is the ESR elevated in a myocardial infarction?

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Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Myocardial infarctio

During a mi there is a increased systemic inflammatory response.
Esr is a marker of that very inflamation.

In brief: Myocardial infarctio

During a mi there is a increased systemic inflammatory response.
Esr is a marker of that very inflamation.
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Inflammation

Sedimentation rate is a reflection of inflammation in the body.
Inflammation in the heart is part of myocardial infarction. The inflammatory cells local to the inflammation signal back to the liver to increase inflammatory proteins. These proteins result in the increased sedimentation rate.

In brief: Inflammation

Sedimentation rate is a reflection of inflammation in the body.
Inflammation in the heart is part of myocardial infarction. The inflammatory cells local to the inflammation signal back to the liver to increase inflammatory proteins. These proteins result in the increased sedimentation rate.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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