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Does a high white blood cell count lead to heart problems?

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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine
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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
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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.
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