Association between C-reactive protein levels and subsequent cardiac events among patients with stable angina treated with coronary artery stenting.

@article{Dibra2003AssociationBC,
  title={Association between C-reactive protein levels and subsequent cardiac events among patients with stable angina treated with coronary artery stenting.},
  author={Alban Dibra and Julinda Mehilli and Siegmund Braun and M. Hadamitzky and Hannsjoerg Baum and Josef Dirschinger and Helmut Schuehlen and Albert Schoemig and Adnan Kastrati},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={114 9},
  pages={715-22}
}
PURPOSE To investigate the prognostic value of elevated C-reactive protein levels in patients with stable angina who underwent coronary stenting. METHODS We followed a consecutive series of 1152 patients with stable angina who had undergone coronary stenting. We measured baseline C-reactive protein levels before stenting with a high-sensitivity assay; 651 patients (57%) had elevated C-reactive protein levels (>5 mg/L). The primary endpoint was either death or myocardial infarction within 1… CONTINUE READING

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