The present study was designed to evaluate the association of inflammatory
marker C-reactive protein (CRP) alone and in combination with lipid profile
in the prognosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) since the cardio vascular
disease (CVD) is considered to be a multifactorial disease driven by inflammatory
reactions. One hundred and fifty patients were recruited for the study,
of which, 75 belongs to control and 75 were test group. For the entire
study population CRP and lipid profile were measured. Among the patients
with complication (test group), there was a significant elevation in the
levels of CRP and lipid profile than the control. It was also found that
a combination of measurement of CRP with total cholesterol (TC) or low-density
lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol testing may proven to be even a better marker
of risk response in patients with CAD.
A. Vijaya Anand, S. Kalavathy, M. Chenniappan, P. Sampath Kumar, N. Manoharan, S. Sheik Abdulla, R. Chandrasekar and B. Hari Krishnan, 2008. Pragmatic Aspect of C-Reactive Protein Alone and in Combination with Lipid Profile in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease. Journal of Medical Sciences, 8: 743-746.