More cardiologists will monitor C-reactive protein (CRP) levels

More cardiologists will monitor C-reactive protein (CRP) levels.

A "high-sensitivity" (hs-CRP) test is used to detect subtle increases in inflammation that are associated with heart disease.

Patients with acute coronary syndrome may benefit when statins are used to lower hs-CRP below 2 mg/L. This may reduce the risk of recurrent stroke or heart attack, regardless of LDL levels.

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