A 33-year-old male asked:
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c reactive protein is 29.9.(high)...do i need to see a cardiologist..??

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
I don't think so: As a pathologist, I don't believe that working up an isolated mildly-elevated C-reactive protein value in the absence of other evidence of atherosclerosis risk ever saved a life or made anybody healthier. Many healthy folks run high just on normal biological variability. You might take a stress test, but nobody's going to give you an angiogram or surgery. It's just one piece of information.
Answered on Jan 1, 2016

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