Clinical importance of C-reactive protein in acute coronary syndromes

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To assess whether C-reactive protein is a marker for acute coronary syndromes, we studied 110 consecutive patients admitted to the hospital with chest pain and suspected ischemic heart disease but no elevation of serum creatine-kinase levels, C-reactive protein concentrations were elevated in 59% of the patients with a final diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (MI) and in 5% with a final diagnosis of unstable angina (p < .001). Thus, C- reactive protein serum levels could be a marker for acute coronary syndromes and may identify patients at high risk for acute MI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-50
Number of pages5
JournalCardiology Review
Volume16
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Acute Coronary Syndrome
C-Reactive Protein
Myocardial Infarction
Unstable Angina
Creatine Kinase
Serum
Chest Pain
Myocardial Ischemia

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Clinical importance of C-reactive protein in acute coronary syndromes. / Mach, F.; Alpert, Joseph S.

In: Cardiology Review, Vol. 16, No. 7, 1999, p. 46-50.

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