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Does the HS high protein CRP test give reliable information concerning inflammation in the upper chest (heart) area?

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Dr. Julie Stevens
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In brief: For the most part

Hs (highly sensitive)crp is meant to measure inflammation of heart blood vessels.
It is "sensitive" to cardiac vessel inflammation rather than whole body inflammation that the regular CRP measures. In either test the level can be elevated if there is an acute illness or injury that is causing inflammation in the body. The number needs to be interpreted looking at the body as a whole.

In brief: For the most part

Hs (highly sensitive)crp is meant to measure inflammation of heart blood vessels.
It is "sensitive" to cardiac vessel inflammation rather than whole body inflammation that the regular CRP measures. In either test the level can be elevated if there is an acute illness or injury that is causing inflammation in the body. The number needs to be interpreted looking at the body as a whole.
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