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Dr. Melissa Haglund
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Cardio Crp (Overview)

CRP is a blood test for inflammation, but very vague re meaning and one which we do not generally recommend related to heart and risk. Also, called c reactive protein.


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Please tell me what a cardio CRP test measures and how reliable it is?

Please tell me what a cardio CRP test measures and how reliable it is?

Inflammation: CRP stands for "c-reactive protein" which is a non-specific measure of inflammation. In my book, it's a worthless test. Good summary: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003356.htm ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Haglund
22 doctors shared insights

Cardio Crp (Overview)

CRP is a blood test for inflammation, but very vague re meaning and one which we do not generally recommend related to heart and risk. Also, called c reactive protein.


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34 yr old female..Healthy weight...Recent echo showed ejection fraction of 50 percent...Recent blood work cardio CRP 9.8, sed rate 38, CRP 15.1, next?

34 yr old female..Healthy weight...Recent echo showed ejection fraction of 50 percent...Recent blood work cardio CRP 9.8, sed rate 38, CRP 15.1, next?

What are your : Symptoms? Ef is low normal but inflammatory markers are elevated ...Recommend you discuss with ordering physician. ...Read more

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What does a high level of a cardio CRP test mean?

Silent inflammation: High cardio CRP is a measure of silent inflammation around the heart. When elevated you have higher risk for cardiovascular disease. This is a lifestyle indicator that your current way of living needs to improve with better nutrition, weight loss, exercise, vitamin repletion especiallyw ith antioxidants and anti inflammatories, better sleep & maybe hormones. ...Read more

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What does a high level of a cardio CRP test mean?

Silent inflammation: High cardio CRP is a measure of silent inflammation around the heart. When elevated you have higher risk for cardiovascular disease. This is a lifestyle indicator that your current way of living needs to improve with better nutrition, weight loss, exercise, vitamin repletion especiallyw ith antioxidants and anti inflammatories, better sleep & maybe hormones. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cardio crp?

What is the definition or description of: cardio crp?

Blood test: CRP is a blood test for inflammation, but very vague re meaning and one which we do not generally recommend related to heart and risk. Also, called c reactive protein. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what a high reading level of a cardio CRP test mean?

One risk factor: There are a number of risk factors for heart disease, e.g., male gender, smoking, diabetes, history of heart attack, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and elevated crp. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/heart-disease-c-reactive-protein-crp-testing. ...Read more

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Please tell me what a cardio CRP test measures and how reliable it is?

Inflammation: CRP stands for "c-reactive protein" which is a non-specific measure of inflammation. In my book, it's a worthless test. Good summary: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003356.htm ...Read more

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Can you tell me what a cardio CRP test measures and how reliable it is?

Marker of: Inflammation. C-reactive protein is a marker of inflammation. A variant of usual CRP test called high sensitivity CRP is used for risk of cardiovascular disease. It is just one of the risk factors. The test is reliable in terms of measuring the chemical but its reliability in diagnosing cardiovascular disease is limited. ...Read more