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7 Things to Know About C-reactive Protein and Your Heart

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Heart health concept.
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What is C-reactive protein?


Man having blood test.
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What are the symptoms of elevated C-reactive protein?


Genetic screening test.
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What can cause an elevated C-reactive protein level?


Vial of blood for blood test.
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How can you check your C-reactive protein levels?


Man with heart pain talking to doctor.
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When would a doctor test for elevated C-reactive protein?


Doctor listening to middle ages woman's heart.
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What if I already have an inflammatory disease, like RA?


Statin drugs and stethoscope.
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How do you treat elevated C-reactive protein levels?


Allison Bush

Allison Bush

Allison Bush is a former HealthCentral editor who covered a wide range of health topics.