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By Eduardo Papa Phisician
Omair Yousuf, Bibhu D Mohanty, Seth S Martin, Parag H Joshi, Michael J Blaha, Khurram Nasir, Roger S Blumenthal, Matthew J Budoff
The role of inflammation in the propagation of atherosclerosis and susceptibility to cardiovascular (CV) events is well established. Of the wide array of inflammatory biomarkers that have been studied, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) has received the most attention for its use in screening and risk reclassification and as a predictor of clinical response to statin therapy. Although CRP is involved in the immunologic process that triggers vascular remodeling and plaque deposition and is associated with increased CV disease (CVD) risk, definitive randomized evidence for its role as a causative factor in atherothrombosis is lacking...
July 30, 2013: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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