C-reactive protein is associated with subclinical epicardial coronary calcification in men and women: the Framingham Heart Study.

BACKGROUND High C-reactive protein (CRP) levels are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events, even in apparently healthy individuals. It has not been established whether elevated CRP reflects an increased burden of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied a stratified random sample of 321 men and women (mean… CONTINUE READING