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Crp Non Cardiac
My CRP (non-cardiac)= 6.2 mg/L. The ref. Range was 0-10 mg/L. Is it too high? Was < 5 mg/L last month. Sed rate was 7. Ordered for headache/petechiae
Yes: In general these lab values are unremarkable our normal recommend seeing your physician for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
Biomarker: High sensitivity CRP first of all not just CRP is a surrogate risk factor for developing heart disease. Age, cholesterol, fam hx, and tobacco use are the main risk factors for heart disease. Having said that, there was a study that looked at heart events in patients supposed to be at low risk based on chol and traditional risk factors, and found high CRP. That is when this whole thing started. ...Read more
Want to ask md for a cardiac CRP test...Will result likely be high because of my positive hashimoto's dx?
Prob not: CRP is a measure of inflammation. If your thyroid were acutely inflamed and tender by your hashi, then that may elevate crp. But it sounds like your hashi has already burned out your thyroid. A CRP is easy to do, but will not tell you much more than you already know, based on risk factors (abdominal obesity, hypertension, glucose tolerance, lipids, family history). ...Read more
59 woman found to have a cardiac CRP greater than 25.0. Test repeated, came back same. Normal lipids, on crestor (rosuvastatin) 40. No rheumatologic signs/sx. Help?
My respiratory rate is 18 and HS CRP is 6.8. Is this indicative of a cardiac issue or is it a sign of an infection?
Neither: A respiratory rate if 18 is not impressive unless there are more significant symptoms. The CRP value may be normal depending on the test used to measure it ...Read more
Doc investigating possible bleeding/coagulation disorders w/blood work. Ordered cardiac/hs CRP instead of normal CRP. Is that right?
Hs-CRP level of 4.2...could this be autoimmune thyroid related? Definitive high risk for cardiac problems? Thanks!
Non specific: CRP indicates systemic inflammatory state that can include any organ in the body including the thyroid and the heart. As such it has a high sensitivity but low specificity including risk for heart disease ...Read more
I have had RA, ANA w/reflex, CRP (cardiac), TSH reflex to T4F, sed rate, anti-dsDNA, anti-Smith, all normal. Can I be confident nothing is wrong?
Can anybody?: It seems like you were having an evaluation for arthritis or fatigue (you don't state the symptoms you're concerned about). The studies you got all being normal should be fairly consoling but unfortunately even if we order every imaginable test we can still have one that comes back normal when in fact you have that disease- a false negative. Keep track of your symptoms and get back to your MD ...Read more
Cardiac MRI, stress echo, 3d echo and blood test CRP all done at the mayo clinic AZ would these 3 rule out a blocked artery/CAD? If normal?
Blocked artery: Alas no. Definitive exam is cardiac cat. ...Read more
Crp-hs cardiac 8, Sed rate esr 88 neutrophils 10.7, homocysteine19, rf<10. Chf developed recently, Fever at night, fatigue, breathing issues. Can this be lupus or rheumatoid heart issue? Do I need additional tests to determine inflammation of heart?
Inflamatory Markers: Of ↑ immune system/WBC activity but not cause. Careful: "inflammation" = marketing yet little help for meaning. Yes, could be Lupus & hs-CRP of no help in this setting. Primary drivers of CHF are ↓ heart muscle blood supply due to coronary atherosclerosis, ↑ed glucose & ↑ed BP. Best optimize CADs drivers: NMR-lipoproteins (LDL 9 μmol/L), HbA1c ≤5.0% & SBP <120 mmHg. ...Read more
If using C-reactive protein to measure inflamation at cellular level as opposed to cardiac, what is a good level to be below for cellular inflamation?
0-10 mg/L: Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/17654065Get a more detailed answer ›
Recent blood test shows that my ploys level is 79.8 %, lymphocytes are at 12.8 % and C-Reactive Protein/Cardiac at 2.91%. Should I be concerned?
How do you FEEL?: Percentages mean nothing without absolute numbers. I can do this to my CBC by taking a cold shower. Nobody really knows what to do with C-reactive protein except that we're pressured to order it as a cardiac risk factor. Stay fit, protect your vasular system, and worry about labs only if your physician tells you something is bad wrong. ...Read more
Hs-crp 8.9, dizziness, tachycardia, nausea. Could it be coronary artery disease? Clinic doctor said nothing about hs-crp results.
Possible / unlikely: Sometimes with rsd / crps you can have enhanced pain close to the area of rsd pain so if you "ice" that area it may feel more painful. It's unlikely ice would spread the disease but it is possible. There can be mirroring pain of the rsd limb on the opposite limb as well so the opposite limb may be feeling more pain if you "ice" it as well but that does not necessarily mean the rsd is spreading. ...Read more
I have CRPS it's driving me crazy. Being touch, cool air from an ac, even the sun light shining on my arm will have me in pain. Is there help for this?
See Pain Specialist: This should be checked out asap so that treatments can be offered to reduce or eliminate this pain. The longer it goes on makes it harder to treat. Also, the pain could be coming from your spine and may need to be evaluated further. I would see a comprehensive pain specialist that can manage everything you need. ...Read more
Treat the number?:
Advice: doctors treat patients and not numbers.
A CRP of 18 without the clinical context, is like a fish out of water. You really need to give additional information to get any useful answer from us...Was an infection suspected? How were you feeling? Did you have chest pain? 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