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C-Reactive Protein in Angiographically Documented Stable Coronary Disease


avatar Mohammad Javad Zibaeenezhad 1 , * , avatar P Ghanbari 1 , avatar B Shahryari 1 , avatar Kamran Aghasadeghi 1

1 Cardiovascular Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

How to Cite: Zibaeenezhad M J , Ghanbari P , Shahryari B , Aghasadeghi K. C-Reactive Protein in Angiographically Documented Stable Coronary Disease. Int Cardio Res J. 2009;3(2):e68466.


International Cardiovascular Research Journal: 3 (2); e68466
Published Online: June 30, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: March 11, 2018
Accepted: June 30, 2009


Background: The association between C-reactive proteins (CRP), a marker of inflammation, and major coronary
risk factors has been highlighted in several investigations. CRP is associated with acute cardiac events and
can predict their occurrence. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between CRP serum level and
coronary artery disease (CAD) along with it’s major risk factors, in patients with stable angina pectoris.
Patients and Methods: In a cross-sectional case control study, CRP and major coronary risk factors including
cholesterol, diabetes mellitus (DM) smoking and hypertension were evaluated in 200 angiographically documented
CAD (case group) and 120 subjects with normal coronary arteries(control group).
Results: Of 320 subjects 50 in both case and control groups were presented with a CRP≥6 mg/dl, with 30
(60%) female and 20 (40%) male patients. There was a significant association between CRP≥6 mg/dl and those
with age>60 years (P=0.002), hypertensive subjects (P<0.05), diabetic patients (P<0.05), hypercholesterolemic
patients (P<0.05), Low HDL (P<0.05) and smokers (P<0.05) in both the case and control groups. Multivariate
analysis showed a significant correlation with CRP and angiographically documented CAD independent of
coronary risk factors.
Conclusion: The present study showed a significant relationship between C-reactive protein levels and coronary
risk factors and also demonstrated an independent relationship between angiographically documented CAD and
elevated CRP serum levels in patients with chronic stable ischemic heart disease


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