New Orleans—Researchers have demonstrated that a new primary prevention strategy may reduce cardiovascular events in certain patients at risk of cardiovascular disease.
At the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association (AHA) held here in November, scientists reported that among apparently healthy patients with elevated levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP, an inflammatory biomarker) but without elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels (< 130 mg/dL), using a statin reduced the LDL-C levels and significantly reduced the risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, and death.
Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more
Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features
Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)
Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours
Graphic Jump Location
Levels of C-reactive protein increase during inflammation, making its measurement a potentially useful biomarker for improving cardiovascular risk stratification.
Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.
Download citation file:
Web of Science® Times Cited: 1
Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.
More Listings atJAMACareerCenter.com >
and access these and other features:
Enter your username and email address. We'll send you a link to reset your password.
Enter your username and email address. We'll send instructions on how to reset your password to the email address we have on record.
Athens and Shibboleth are access management services that provide single sign-on to protected resources. They replace the multiple user names and passwords necessary to access subscription-based content with a single user name and password that can be entered once per session. It operates independently of a user's location or IP address. If your institution uses Athens or Shibboleth authentication, please contact your site administrator to receive your user name and password.