Inflammation is an important contributor to atherosclerosis and CRP is an indicator of inflammation. It can be measured with a simple blood test that does not require an overnight fast. High sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) correlates best with the presence of atherosclerosis.
Katarzyna Ostrzenska, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
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What pain will I feel if I have peripheral arterial disease (PAD)?
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) occurs when narrowing or blockage in the arteries limits blood flow to your limbs. In general, when the legs don’t get enough blood because of blocked arteries, they hurt. The pain associated with PAD is almost always related to walking. People who get leg cramps at night do not have PAD, but the cramping pain that people get at night is the same pain that PAD produces when you’re walking.
PAD is often considered a disease in the legs, but it also includes disease of the arteries going to the brain and the carotid arteries.
What is Cardiotendonus Xanthomatosis?
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