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High CRP Level Indicates Greater Likelihood of Noncalcified Arterial Plaque


Objective: To evaluate whether C-reactive protein (CRP) is associated with a certain kind of coronary plaque as seen on coronary CT angiography. Design: Retrospective study. Participants: The records of 2653 people who were asymptomatic and underwent self-referred coronary CT angiography were reviewed. Participants with a history of prior percutaneous coronary intervention or bypass grafting were excluded. Methods: Traditional clinical cardiac risk factors, such as age, sex, body m more...
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