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What is the treatment for high c-reactive protein?
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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Hold on!
Hs-c-reactive protein is a marker associated with vascular inflammation and is a risk factor for coronary heart disease.
Proof of causality, though, is a bit more problematic, though intriguing: google "jupiter trial". All statins lower hs-crp to some degree, but also independently reduce cardiovascular risk, so separating out the impact of lowering CRP alone is difficult & remains controversial.

In brief: Hold on!
Hs-c-reactive protein is a marker associated with vascular inflammation and is a risk factor for coronary heart disease.
Proof of causality, though, is a bit more problematic, though intriguing: google "jupiter trial". All statins lower hs-crp to some degree, but also independently reduce cardiovascular risk, so separating out the impact of lowering CRP alone is difficult & remains controversial.
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: CRP
In a study published a few years ago, it was noted that cardiac patients with normal LDL cholesterol and high CRP are still at risk for coronary events.
In that group the treatment is statins.

In brief: CRP
In a study published a few years ago, it was noted that cardiac patients with normal LDL cholesterol and high CRP are still at risk for coronary events.
In that group the treatment is statins.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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