TITLE

C-reactive protein was a moderate predictor of coronary heart disease

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, Donald A.
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2004, Vol. 141 Issue 2, p51
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article investigates that C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is a moderate predictor of coronary heart disease. 2459 patients (mean age 56 y, 72% men) with major coronary events during mean 17.5-year follow-up were matched for year of recruitment, sex, and age with 3969 patients (mean age 56 y, 69% men) without a history of Myocardial Infarction (MI) (nested within the prospective cohort study). Adjustment was done for age, sex, year of enrollment, smoking status, systolic blood pressure, total cholesterol level, triglyceride level, body mass index, presence or absence of diabetes, and socioeconomic status.
ACCESSION #
14590736

 

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