Long-term prognostic value of preprocedural C-reactive protein after drug-eluting stent implantation.

@article{Delhaye2010LongtermPV,
  title={Long-term prognostic value of preprocedural C-reactive protein after drug-eluting stent implantation.},
  author={C{\'e}dric Delhaye and Gabriel Maluenda and Kohei Wakabayashi and Itsik Ben-Dor and Gilles Lemesle and Sara D Collins and Asmir I Syed and Rebecca L Torguson and Kimberly Kaneshige and Zhenyi Xue and William O. Suddath and Lowell F Satler and Kenneth M. Kent and Joseph Lindsay and Augusto D. Pichard and Ron Waksman},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={105 6},
  pages={826-32}
}
C-reactive protein (CRP) elevation is associated with an adverse cardiovascular prognosis after bare metal stent implantation. Data have suggested a similar association between preprocedural CRP and adverse events after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. The present study was designed to address whether such a relation exists after DES placement. After excluding patients presenting with an acute coronary syndrome with troponin I elevation, we analyzed the data from 936 consecutive patients… CONTINUE READING