C-reactive protein is not only an inflammatory marker but also a direct cause of cardiovascular diseases.

@article{Li2004CreactivePI,
  title={C-reactive protein is not only an inflammatory marker but also a direct cause of cardiovascular diseases.},
  author={Jian-Jun Li and Chun-Hong Fang},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  year={2004},
  volume={62 4},
  pages={499-506}
}
Inflammatory processes play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and mediate many of the stages of atheroma development from initial leukocyte recruitment to eventual rupture of the unstable atherosclerotic plaque. C-reactive protein (CRP), an acute phase reactant that reflects different degree of inflammation, has been indicated an independent risk factor in a variety of cardiovascular disease (CVD), especially in unstable coronary syndrome. Our data have showed that increased… CONTINUE READING

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