Atorvastatin affects C-reactive protein levels in patients with coronary artery disease


Karaca I., İlkay E., Akbulut M., Yavuzkır M. F. , Pekdemir M. , Akbulut H. H. , ...More

CURRENT MEDICAL RESEARCH AND OPINION, vol.19, no.3, pp.187-191, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1185/030079903125001686
  • Title of Journal : CURRENT MEDICAL RESEARCH AND OPINION
  • Page Numbers: pp.187-191
  • Keywords: atorvastatin, coronary artery disease, C-reactive protein, inflammation, AVERAGE CHOLESTEROL LEVELS, UNSTABLE ANGINA, INFLAMMATION, PRAVASTATIN, PREVENTION, EVENTS, CARE, RISK, MEN

Abstract

Background: Elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) are considered to be one of the indicators of poor prognosis in coronary artery disease (CAD). The aim of this study was to evaluate anti-inflammatory effects of atorvastatin in patients with CAD by measuring serum CRP levels.