4 doctors weighed in:
Does a high white blood cell count lead to heart problems?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Aka WBC is a general nonspecific blood test that informs function of your immune cells.
A high white count tells that there's some sort of inflammatory condition in your body ranging from infections to malignancies. So the answer is no.

In brief: No
Aka WBC is a general nonspecific blood test that informs function of your immune cells.
A high white count tells that there's some sort of inflammatory condition in your body ranging from infections to malignancies. So the answer is no.
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Thank
Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Not directly
But a high white blood cell count if indicative of something else that's wrong.
I assume it's being investigated since you know about it. Endocarditis (infection of the heart valves) can cause a high white blood count and your doctor is probably ruling that out as one of many possible causes.

In brief: Not directly
But a high white blood cell count if indicative of something else that's wrong.
I assume it's being investigated since you know about it. Endocarditis (infection of the heart valves) can cause a high white blood count and your doctor is probably ruling that out as one of many possible causes.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Umesh Patel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
38 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors