Robyn N Sanders, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursTriad Internal Medicine
Greensboro, NC 27405
- monday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
- tuesday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
- wednesday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
- thursday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
- BC/BS of North Carolina
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Coventry Health Care (Wellpath)
- Great-West Healthcare CIGNA
- Humana Health Plan
- TRICARE North/HealthNet Federal Services
- United Healthcare
- WellPath Select
- The Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital
- Wesley Long Community Hospital
Why should I have my C-reactive protein (CRP) level tested?
Brigham and Women's Hospital answeredC-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is produced by the liver and is a marker for inflammation. Elevations in hs-CRP are associated with increased risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack). If you do not have heart disease, having an hs-CRP performed may help you better understand your risk for developing heart disease in the future. If you already have heart disease there is currently no proven benefit to having an hs-CRP performed. At this time, there is no known treatment for a high hs-CRP.
How common is heart disease in women in the United States?
Cardiovascular (heart and vessel) disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. More women have died of this disease than cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and accidents combined. At any one time, 1 in 3 women have some form of cardiovascular disease (hypertension, stroke, or coronary artery disease).
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What is cardiovascular disease (CVD)?
Piedmont Heart Institute answeredCardiovascular disease is a group of conditions that affect the heart and contribute to changes in the blood vessels. Changes in the blood vessels usually mean that they become narrow or get blocked by plaques. These changes in the blood vessels contribute to heart attack, arteriosclerosis, coronary artery disease, and stroke. People often refer to cardiovascular disease as heart disease, although heart disease encompasses a large number of conditions from birth defects to arrhythmias to chest pain.
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