High-sensitivity C-reactive protein in high-grade carotid stenosis: risk marker for unstable carotid plaque.


OBJECTIVES Increasing evidence points to the inflammatory character of atherosclerosis, and several parameters of inflammation have been proposed as cardiovascular risk markers. We analyzed associations among serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) concentrations, carotid plaque structure, and immunocytology, and neurologic symptoms in patients… (More)


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