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C-reactive Protein: Adjunct to Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

Prevention of cardiovascular disease is well-described. However, a significant gap lies in the detection of at-risk persons who should be targeted for intervention. Can C-reactive protein be an effective adjunct to cardiovascular risk assessment.


Objectives: The study aimed to investigate whether elevated plasma high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels are independently associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and to then assess the effectiveness of the addition of hs-CRP testing to cardiovascular risk assessment by standard lipid screening.

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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2013
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