C-reactive protein and heart failure after myocardial infarction in the community.

@article{Bursi2007CreactivePA,
  title={C-reactive protein and heart failure after myocardial infarction in the community.},
  author={Francesca Bursi and Susan A. Weston and Jill M. Killian and Sherine E. Gabriel and Steven J. Jacobsen and Veronique Lee Roger},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={120 7},
  pages={
          616-22
        }
}
BACKGROUND There is a paucity of data on the prognostic role of C-reactive protein (CRP) measured after myocardial infarction. We prospectively examined the association of CRP with heart failure and death among patients with myocardial infarction in the community. METHODS AND RESULTS All Olmsted County residents who had a myocardial infarction meeting standardized criteria were prospectively enrolled to measure CRP on admission and followed for heart failure and death. A total of 329… CONTINUE READING
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