Primary Outcome Measures:
- Detection of platelet-leukocyte aggregates by routine blood count. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
The goal is to investigate whether there is a simple and inexpensive method to test the level of platelet leukocyte aggregates through the blood count test. The parameters which are obtained routinely for white blood cell counts include: capacity - electrical conductivity (conductivity) - dispersion (scatter), and volume. Though these values are not reported routinely, they can be accessed for each blood count.
The premise is that through blood counts (no need for specialized flow cytometry) and through the parameters mentioned a conclusion can be reached about platelet leukocyte aggregates. This will then aid in prognosis about the risk of an acute event for every patient with ischemic heart disease who comes to the emergency room.