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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

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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?

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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I have been having lots of joint pain, tingling, and ringing in ears. Sed rate 30, CRP 2.5, cardio CRP 32.3, ANA negative. Could it be lupus or?

I have been having lots of joint pain, tingling, and ringing in ears.  Sed rate 30, CRP 2.5, cardio CRP 32.3, ANA negative.  Could it be lupus or?

Lab data: Cannot comment on lab tests removed from the clinical assessment of a patient have no access to examine and extract full medical history. Lupus is less likely with negative ana, but not impossible. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have a duplication cyst in my intestines, I now have low ferritian and high crp ( cardio), could the cyst be the cause? Can these cyst cause cancer?

I have a duplication cyst in my intestines, I now have low ferritian and high crp ( cardio), could the cyst be the cause? Can these cyst cause cancer?

Cysts can transform: Duplication cysts are benign rare anomalies that arise during embryonic development. They rarely cause problems. Low malignant potential but some case reports have described malignant transformation. Not sure if the low ferritin or elevated CRP have anything to do with the cysts. I would schedule an appt with your GI doctor. They can review your records. ...Read more

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My labs :crp, high sensitivity (cardio)= 4.0 h normal <3.0. How can I lower this number. My cholesterol is high to 224. Trig: 150 hdl: 45 ld?

My labs :crp, high sensitivity (cardio)= 4.0 h normal <3.0. How can I lower this number. My cholesterol is high to 224. Trig: 150 hdl: 45 ld?

You don't have to.: At this time, there's no evidence that lowering hs-crp will lower cardiovascular risk. That's why hs-crp is referred to as a "risk marker" (as opposed to a "risk maker.") that being said, all of the things that will lower cholesterol and cardiovascular risk (e.g., diet, exercise, blood pressure control, smoking cessation, etc.) can also help lower hs-crp. ...Read more

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The value of c reactive protein in cardio vascular evaluation?

The value of c reactive protein in cardio vascular evaluation?

Not very: It's a recognized risk factor of limited clinical utility. In patients who are otherwise healthy with no evidence of atherosclerosis and in whom the estimated 10 year risk of an event is in the range of 7.5%, it can help determine if that individual should receive a statin. Beyond that limited role, it's not helpful. ...Read more

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Slightly elevated CRP levels?

Slightly elevated CRP levels?

Treat the number?: Advice: doctors treat patients and not numbers. A slightly elevated crp" without the clinical context, is like a fish out of water. You need more information...Was an infection or a heart problem suspected? How were you feeling? The CRP mentioned can be bad if it's in the context of a heart attack, or not really bad if an infection was suspected. ...Read more

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Why did my CRP test come out high?

Why did my CRP test come out high?

See details: Elevated CRPs are due to literally hundreds of causes. Why was the test ordered. It is not elevated in DJD. Why don't you ask the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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What is mean if CRP quantitative is high(77)?

What is mean if CRP quantitative is high(77)?

It can be: A CRP that are high can be associated with infection, malignancy, or autoimmune diseases. See your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more