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Am J Cardiol. 2004 Mar 1;93(5):611-4.

Possible contribution of C-reactive protein within coronary plaque to increasing its own plasma levels across coronary circulation.

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First Department of Internal Medicine, Miyazaki Medical College, Kiyotake, Miyazaki, Japan.

Abstract

C-reactive protein (CRP) mRNA was detected in coronary plaque. Plasma CRP levels across the coronary circulation were increased much more in patients with unstable angina pectoris and somewhat more in those with stable angina pectoris compared with controls whose coronary arteries were angiographically normal. Thus, CRP within coronary plaque might contribute to increased plasma CRP levels across coronary circulation, particularly among patients with unstable angina pectoris.

PMID:
14996590
DOI:
10.1016/j.amjcard.2003.11.030
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