February 19th, 2010

C-reactive Protein: Not a Routine Test for Heart Disease

By Kelley Luckstein

For women concerned about heart disease, routine testing of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is controversial, says Thomas Behrenbeck, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, in an interview in the February issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource…

 

"If hs-CRP is elevated, it is worrisome because it tells you there is inflammation in the body," says Dr. Behrenbeck.

 

CNBC.com, 2/18/10

 

Additional coverage: Forbes.com

Tags: c-reactive protein, Cardiology, heart disease

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