measuring C-reactive protein...to help identify patients who could benefit from statins

You'll hear more about measuring C-reactive protein...to help identify patients who could benefit from statins.

Lipid screening doesn't catch everyone at high risk for heart disease...half of all MIs occur in patients WITHOUT high cholesterol.

C-reactive protein (CRP) is a marker for inflammation. High levels can be caused by many things...acute infection...injury...etc.

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