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Is a 3.5 CRP test for heart disease "normal"

my Dr said 3.5 CRP falls in the normal range but I have read that it does not.

I am post menapausal, hypertensive, overweight, have mild MVP, and click murmur and tachycardia w/ severe sleep apnea [now teated w/ cpap], a family history of heart disease and high blood pressure. Should I see a cardiologist?
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212161 tn?1599427282
not sure but would love to get that test done, is it a blood test. can a reg dr do it or a cardio do it . have you looked up on net to see if it tells or call a cardio to ask. you can go on the cardio site and ask them .  let us know and if i find out i will come back and tell you .
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A value of 3.0 is "high". At minimum, you should treat your high blood pressure but I don't think one needs a cardiologist for that.
The Mayo Clinic web site says MVP is harmless in most people but needs to be treated in some.
In my opinion if you are over 40 and have a family history of heart disease a cardiological assessment makes a lot of sense.
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my PA took the test but said he had no idea what to do w/ result. [he said normal is 1 - 10] he did not think this is a problem since I have very good cholesterol.....so did my dad til his heart attack!!

In the Harvard Women's Health Study, results of the CRP test were more accurate than cholesterol levels in predicting coronary problems. Twelve different markers of inflammation were studied in healthy, postmenopausal women. After three years, CRP was the strongest predictor of risk. Women in the group with the highest CRP levels were more than four times as likely to have died from coronary disease, or to have suffered a nonfatal heart attack or stroke. This group was also more likely to have required a cardiac procedure such as angioplasty (a procedure that opens clogged arteries with the use of a flexible tube) or bypass surgery than women in the group with the lowest levels.
How Is CRP Measured?
CRP is measured with a simple blood test, which can be done at the same time your cholesterol is checked. One such test is the highly-sensitivity C-reactive protein (HS-CRP, also called ultra-sensitive CRP or US-CRP) test.
Risk is determined based on your test results.
CRP Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
Less than 1.0 mg/L Low
1.0-2.9 mg/L Intermediate
Greater than 3.0 mg/L High
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212161 tn?1599427282
wow thanksfor the info , i think i will ask for this test. just had a nuclear tst report shows my heart in great shape and says no blockages but would feel better if i had this test to.
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159619 tn?1538180937
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No come on, we talked about this, you're doing great! You want to be careful about too many tests, the more tests you have the more chance of a false positive which could lead to unnecessary invasive tests. This enzyme will only be high if it is done immediately following a heart attack. Also, it will be high if you have any muscle cell damage going on, not just from your heart so if you were tested and it came back high they would most likely start looking at other things since you just had a great nuclear stress test.

Don't go getting worried, remember...... ENJOY LIFE!

Jon
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