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Recent blood work lacked HS CRP test. My tot. Cholest.: 164. Hdl 43. Ldl 96.Trygl: 125. I;m 65 yrs. Old. What benefit, if any, would a?
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Benefits of hs-CRP
Your test results are all very decent.
It would be helpful to know whether you have cardiovascular risk factors (in addition to your age) such as diabetes, hypertension, smoking, personal or family history of heart attack, etc. When in doubt, checking other risk markers such as hs-crp, apob, lp(a), small, dense LDL can be useful. Taking a statin is standard even with normal LDL w/ high cvd risks.

In brief: Benefits of hs-CRP
Your test results are all very decent.
It would be helpful to know whether you have cardiovascular risk factors (in addition to your age) such as diabetes, hypertension, smoking, personal or family history of heart attack, etc. When in doubt, checking other risk markers such as hs-crp, apob, lp(a), small, dense LDL can be useful. Taking a statin is standard even with normal LDL w/ high cvd risks.
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Sounds fairly good
Although some physicians use the CRP and other tests to assess cardiovascular risk it is not the standard.
In the lipid profile LDL is the most important, but we also evaluate the hdl, triglycerides, and total cholesterol lipid. The ratio is not that important because we know that very high HDL may not mean good protection. CRP is a nonspecific test for immflammation only.

In brief: Sounds fairly good
Although some physicians use the CRP and other tests to assess cardiovascular risk it is not the standard.
In the lipid profile LDL is the most important, but we also evaluate the hdl, triglycerides, and total cholesterol lipid. The ratio is not that important because we know that very high HDL may not mean good protection. CRP is a nonspecific test for immflammation only.
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: One study see below
One study with Crestor (rosuvastatin) said that there was benefit in patients with high CRP and normal cholesterols if they took crestor (rosuvastatin).

In brief: One study see below
One study with Crestor (rosuvastatin) said that there was benefit in patients with high CRP and normal cholesterols if they took crestor (rosuvastatin).
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