C-Reactive Protein and Fibrinogen
by Hratch L Karamanoukian, MD and Pete Aoukar, MD
Posted: February 23
High levels of C-reactive protein and fibrinogen are now recognized risk factors for the development of coronary artery disease.
Some studies have shown poor prognosis in patients with angina who have elevated levels of C-reactive protein. It seems that C-reactive protein levels and fibrinogen levels are markers of inflammation in the lining of the arteries and not the cause of the inflammation itself.
It is important to remember that increased C-reactive protein levels have now been validated as an independent risk factor for the development of coronary artery disease.
For more information about C-reactive protein and its implications on your health, please contact your cardiologist or cardiovascular specialist.
Excerpt from the book: Everything Is Bad For Your Heart: The A to Z Guide, Hratch L Karamanoukian, MD and Pierre Aoukar, MD. Magalhaes Scientific Press
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