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February 19, 2010 · Leave a Comment

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

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

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‚Ķ ¬† “If hs-CRP is elevated, it is worrisome because it tells you there is inflammation in the body,” says […]

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