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Role of High Sensitivity C Reactive Protein and Interleukin -6 in Cardiovascular Disease

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences, Indore, 452015, Madhya Pradesh, INDIA
  • 2 Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore, 452001, Madhya Pradesh, INDIA
  • 3 Index Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Indore, 452016, Madhya Pradesh, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Medical Sci., Volume 2, Issue (12), Pages 4-8, December,28 (2014)

Abstract

The study comprised of 100 patients with known history of CVD compared with 100 control healthy subjects. We investigated the levels of fasting lipid profile and inflammatory markers as hs C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 in patients with cardiovascular disease andcompared with control subjects. The fasting lipid profile were found significantly raised (p0.0001) except HDL-C in CVD patients than control subjects. The levels of serum hs CRP and IL-6 were also found significantly higher (p0.0001) in cardiovascular disease compared to control subjects.In conclusion, measurement of C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 may be useful in predicting a patient’s risk of future cardiovascular events.

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