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Elevated CRP: Check It Out or Forget It?

I'd read for a while about C-Reactive Protein (CRP) being highly predictive of a near-term future cardiac event, so two years ago I had my GP add a CRP reading to my standard, annual blood profile.  It came back pretty elevated.  He said, don't waste your time on this.  My cardiologist said we need to check for some background inflammations.  Then I saw that rheumatoid arthritis, which I have, might contribute to the high reading.  Have you checked YOUR CRP level?  If high, have you done anything about it?  What did *your* cardiologist have to say?  What else besides inflammations causes an increase in CRP level?  Thanks in advance for your answers.
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check out this web site - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C-reactive_protein  - basically evidence of inflammation... There are so many "routine" tests that one can have done but from my point of view there is no reason to randomly screen when there are no symptoms.
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