Plaque CRP or Myocardial CRP; Chicken or Egg?!. Editorial Slides VP Watch - May 1, 2002 - Volume 2, Issue 17. CRP, an Old Marker of Inflammation.
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homocysteine, lipoprotein-A, several inflammatory
parameters including hsCRP, and a full lipid panel as
markers of subsequent vascular risk. 8
HDL ratio proved to have independent predictive value once
age, smoking status, obesity, hypertension, family history,
and diabetes also were accounted for.
% of CRP > 3 µ g/ml
CRP Values in cases without known predisposing cause for elevations of CRP other than atherosclerosis with sudden unexpected deaths.
Allen P. Burke, Russell P. Tracy, Frank Kolodgie, Gray T. Malcom, Arthur Zieske, Robert Kutys, Joseph Pestaner, John Smialek, and Renu Virmani; Elevated C-Reactive Protein Values and Atherosclerosis in Sudden Coronary Death: Association With Different Pathologies Circulation 2002 105: 2019 - 2023
References intensity of CRP staining within atherosclerotic plaques and serum levels of CRP independent of mechanism of death (rupture, erosion, and stable plaque).