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Inflammation and Heart Disease Risk

…level of C-reactive protein (CRP). This is your body’s key inflammatory marker. While the overall numbers may vary according to the lab, look for a general reading below one. That would be considered normal. Anything above one may indicate silent inflammation. If your CRP is high, I recommend any or…

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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…inflammation or plaque buildup. These include the following: * Elevated homocysteine * Lp(a), the inflammatory subtype of LDL * C-reactive protein (CRP), a key indicator of inflammation and chronic infection in the body * Excess fibrinogen, a protein that helps regulate the clotting process; and * Excess…

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Could Losing Weight Work as Well as a Statin?

…the group found that caloric-reduction diets generated a drop in C-reactive protein (CRP) that is similar to statins! CRP is a nonspecific marker of inflammation and has been implicated in many chronic diseases. CRP has a strong correlation with fat tissue, particularly belly fat. Statin drugs, which…

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What Causes Coronary Artery Disease?

…-reactive protein (CRP)—one of the principal markers of inflammation—increased the risk of developing coronary artery disease. The Harvard University Women’s Health Study, which involved some 28,000 healthy postmenopausal women, showed that subjects with the highest levels of CRP had five times the…

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The Great Cholesterol Myth

…major predictor of coronary artery disease. Studies show elevated levels of CRP (inflammation) puts you at twice the risk of dying from cardiovascular-related problems as those with high cholesterol. Your doctor can order a CRP blood test, and while results may vary by lab you generally want a reading…

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Treating Low Ejection Fraction

Several months ago, I posted a blog defining ejection fraction. I am thrilled that it has been helpful! I recently had a blog reader ask a great question about low ejection fraction and wanted to post the answer: "I had a heart attack five years ago and a stent placed. All of my blood work is…

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Baby Aspirin and Statin Therapy

…good blood pressure levels and has also been shown to help prevent coronary events in patients with known coronary artery plaque. It will help reduce CRP levels, which lowers the risk of inflammation, result?ing in fewer cardiac events. I also recommend chewing on one adult aspirin while you wait for an…

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Stroke 101: Risk Factors for Stroke

…tobacco use, all of which are independent risk factors for stroke) * High blood pressure * Atrial fibrillation * High inflammation marker scores, such as CRP, homocysteine, fibrinogen, and Lp(a) While the symptoms some strokes are easy to recognize—weakness or sudden loss of control over one or more parts…

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8 Secrets to Healthy Blood for Better Heart Health

…is in the best condition possible. 1. Get tested. At your next medical examination, ask your doctor to check you for inflammation by monitoring your CRP and fibrinogen levels. 2. Quit smoking. Smoking causes sludgy, viscous, and inflamed blood. Stopping smoking can improve your heart health, tremendously…

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Vascular Dementia Can Happen to Anyone

…long-term aspirin use.) * Drink 1 to 3 cups of green tea and 2 ounces of pomegranate juice daily. * Be aware of your high inflammation marker scores: CRP, homocysteine, fibrinogen, and Lp(a). How about you? Do you know someone with VaD or Alzheimer’s Disease? You May Also Be Interested In: * How Apples…

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