Age-Related Differences in the Association between Plasma High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein and Noncalcified or Mixed Coronary Atherosclerotic Plaques

  title={Age-Related Differences in the Association between Plasma High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein and Noncalcified or Mixed Coronary Atherosclerotic Plaques},
  author={Tiewei Li and Ning Chen and Zheng-an Liu and Zhiming Shan and Geng Dong and Junmei Yang and Minglu Qi},
  journal={Mediators of Inflammation},
Background Previous studies have demonstrated that plasma high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) was the predictor for unstable coronary plaque. Patients with noncalcified plaque (NCP) or mixed plaque (MP) have a higher risk of poor outcomes. However, the association between hsCRP and the presence of NCP or MP (NCP/MP) in old adults remains unclear, and if present, whether there exist differences between young and old adults remain unknown. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate… Expand
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