C-reactive protein (CRP): more than just an innocent bystander?
Authors: Paraskevas, Kosmas I.; Mikhailidis, Dimitri P.
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion, Volume 24, Number 1, January 2008 , pp. 75-78(4)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Abstract:This editorial discusses whether measuring C-reactive protein (CRP) levels can be used as a predictor of vascular risk. The agents that reduce CRP levels and the evidence for a possible causative role of CRP in the pathogenesis of coronary events and atherosclerosis are also considered. There is a need to further elucidate the role of CRP, as well as the clinical relevance, if any, of CRP-lowering agents.
Document Type: Editorial
Affiliations: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Vascular Disease Prevention Clinics), Royal Free Hospital and Royal Free University College Medical School, University College London (University of London), London, UK
Publication date: 2008-01-01