Inflammation, aspirin, and the risk of cardiovascular disease in apparently healthy men.

@article{Ridker1997InflammationAA,
  title={Inflammation, aspirin, and the risk of cardiovascular disease in apparently healthy men.},
  author={Paul M. Ridker and Mary Cushman and Meir Jonathan Stampfer and Russell P Tracy and Charles H. Hennekens},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={336 14},
  pages={973-9}
}
BACKGROUND Inflammation may be important in the pathogenesis of atherothrombosis. We studied whether inflammation increases the risk of a first thrombotic event and whether treatment with aspirin decreases the risk. METHODS We measured plasma C-reactive protein, a marker for systemic inflammation, in 543 apparently healthy men participating in the… CONTINUE READING