Impact of the metabolic syndrome on high-sensitivity C reactive protein levels in patients with acute coronary syndrome


KILIÇ T. , Jneid H., URAL E. , Oner G., ŞAHİN T. , Kozdag G., ...More

ATHEROSCLEROSIS, vol.207, no.2, pp.591-596, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 207 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2009.05.035
  • Title of Journal : ATHEROSCLEROSIS
  • Page Numbers: pp.591-596

Abstract

Objective: Underlying predisposition for a heightened inflammatory response is postulated as one of the mechanisms for elevated high-sensitivity C reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). It is unclear whether metabolic syndrome (MetS) may cause a predisposition for heightened hs-CRP response in patients with ACS. The aim of this study is to investigate the interaction between hs-CRP levels and presence of MetS in patients with and without ACS.