Corpus ID: 11247779

C-reactive protein: adjunct to cardiovascular risk assessment.

  title={C-reactive protein: adjunct to cardiovascular risk assessment.},
  author={S. Bahadursingh and K. Beharry and K. Maharaj and C. Mootoo and P. Sharma and J. Singh and K. Teelucksingh and R. Tilluckdharry},
  journal={The West Indian medical journal},
  volume={58 6},
  • S. Bahadursingh, K. Beharry, +5 authors R. Tilluckdharry
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • The West Indian medical journal
  • OBJECTIVES The study aimed to investigate whether elevated plasma high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels are independently associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and to then assess the effectiveness of the addition of hs-CRP testing to cardiovascular risk assessment by standard lipid screening. METHODS A retrospective hospital-based case-control study was designed. All patients attending Cross Crossing Medical Centre (CCMC) for routine cardiovascular… CONTINUE READING
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