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C-reactive protein for risk assessment in coronary artery disease
  1. Nicolas Danchin*
  1. 1 Hôpital européen Georges Pompidou and Université René Descartes-Paris 5, France
  1. Correspondence to: Nicolas Danchin, Coronary Artery Disease, HEGP, 20 rue Leblanc, Paris, 75015, France; nicolas.danchin{at}


As in many other fields of human activity, medicine is subject to fashion, and in recent years much attention has been given to C-reactive protein (CRP). Numerous studies have described CRP as a risk marker for coronary artery disease (CAD) in the general population, with some even suggesting that CRP could be a true risk factor for CAD, while other studies have described CRP as a major prognostic stratification tool in patients with known CAD. In short, CRP tends to be presented as the alpha and omega of coronary artery disease.

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