C reactive protein level under 10mg/l(SIunits) is considered normal. Any condition that results in sudden or severe inflammation may increase your CRP levels. Certain conditions like infections, rheumatoid arthritis, age related degenerative disorders, tumors etc can cause a rise in CRP levels.
The high-sensitivity CRP test (hs-CRP), may be done to find out if you have an increased chance of having a sudden heart problem, such as a heart attack. Inflammation can damage the inner lining of the arteries and make having a heart attack more likely. Hope this helps. Best.
Thank you for your quick response..I do have RA but not a severe case. I am 69 yrs. old and was diagnosed about 3 yrs ago...However, I saw my cardiologist and went for a number of tests..I am going into the hospital for an angiogram on Friday..There seems to be a blockage in one of my arteries. Of course that will be determined when they do the procedure and perhaps a stent will be necessary..I do have some discomfort in my chest as well as shortness of breath so hopefully this procedure will help.
Thank you once again,