The prognostic value of C-reactive protein and serum amyloid a protein in severe unstable angina.

@article{Liuzzo1994ThePV,
  title={The prognostic value of C-reactive protein and serum amyloid a protein in severe unstable angina.},
  author={Giovanna Liuzzo and Luigi Maria Biasucci and J. Ruth Gallimore and Rita Luciana Grillo and Antonio Giuseppe Rebuzzi and Mark B. Pepys and Attilio Maseri},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={331 7},
  pages={
          417-24
        }
}
BACKGROUND The pathogenesis of unstable angina is poorly understood, and predicting the prognosis at the time of hospital admission is problematic. Recent evidence suggests that there may be active inflammation, possibly in the coronary arteries, in this syndrome. We therefore studied the prognostic value of measurements of the circulating acute-phase reactants C-reactive protein and serum amyloid A protein, which are sensitive indicators of inflammation. METHODS We measured C-reactive… 
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