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cardiac pt - wbc's of over 11,000 for over a month, now elevated mean platelets and elevated pro-bnp, what do these mean


Hi Guest,

You likely have an infection of some sort, from the elevated WBC (white blood cell) count.  It can vary but is usually from 3500-10500.

High pro-bnp can indicate a renal problem (the kidneys remove BNP). As such elevated levels DO NOT necessarily mean there is a cardiac problem but it certainly can indicate that one exists.

Elevated mean platelets can indicate a higher risk of possible cardiac related events.

These are only three pieces of information. Discuss the findings with your doctror.  You can't just take these items out of context.

Good luck.