C-reactive protein: risk marker or mediator in atherothrombosis?

  title={C-reactive protein: risk marker or mediator in atherothrombosis?},
  author={Ishwarlal Jialal and Sridevi Devaraj and Senthil Kumar Venugopal},
  volume={44 1},
Inflammation appears to be pivotal in all phases of atherosclerosis from the fatty streak lesion to acute coronary syndromes. An important downstream marker of inflammation is C-reactive protein (CRP). Numerous studies have shown that CRP levels predict cardiovascular disease in apparently healthy individuals. This has resulted in a position statement… CONTINUE READING

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