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Independent prognostic value of C-reactive protein and coronary artery disease extent in patients affected by unstable angina.

Authors
  • Niccoli, Giampaolo
  • Biasucci, Luigi M
  • Biscione, Carmine
  • Fusco, Beatrice
  • Porto, Italo
  • Leone, Antonio Maria
  • Bona, Roberta Della
  • Dato, Ilaria
  • Liuzzo, Giovanna
  • Crea, Filippo
Type
Published Article
Journal
Atherosclerosis
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2008
Volume
196
Issue
2
Pages
779–785
Identifiers
PMID: 17306806
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In this study we demonstrate that in patients with unstable angina, CRP serum levels and coronary atherosclerosis are not correlated, but both are independently associated with a worse outcome at 6-month follow-up.

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