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254-Online: High-Sensitive C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP) and Coronary Disease


Contact Hours (Points): 1.0

This course is Module 5 of a seven-module set on Biomarkers.

This module focuses on high-sensitive c-reactive protein and how it relates to coronary disease.

Objectives. At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss why high sensitive CRP (hs-CRP) is a good risk marker for coronary artery disease (CAD).
  2. Explain why it is necessary to have a hs-CRP test, rather than the ‘usual’ CRP test.
  3. List/Name 3 other cardiac risk markers (markers that appear before an MI).

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High-Sensitive C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP) and Coronary Disease

Self-Study 254 – Basic Level

Contact Hours (Points): 1.0

Written by David Plaut and Deena Davis, MLS

Published 2013.

According the the Cleveland Clinic website article titled, “Blood Tests to Determine Risk of Coronary Artery Disease“, the High Sensitivity C-reactive Protein (HS-CRP) is defined as, “Inflammation (swelling) of the arteries is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, heart attack, sudden death, stroke, and peripheral arterial disease. It has also been linked to an increased risk of restenosis, or the re-closing of an artery that has been treated with balloon angioplasty.

High Sensitivity (also called Ultra-sensitive) C-reactive protein is known as HS-CRP, US-CRP or CRP for short. It is a protein found in the blood and what we call a “marker” for inflammation, meaning its presence indicates a heightened state of inflammation in the body. Inflammation is a normal response to many physical states including fever, injury and infection. Inflammation plays a role in the initiation and progression of cardiovascular disease.”


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