Definition of Myeloperoxidase

Reviewed on 3/29/2021

Myeloperoxidase: An enzyme in leukocytes (white blood cells) that is linked to inflammation and cardiovascular disease. An elevated blood level of the enzyme predicts the early risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack). Abbreviated MPO.


Heart Disease: Causes of a Heart Attack See Slideshow

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors