The Diagnostic and Prognostic Value of C-Reactive Protein in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction
Kerbala Journal of Medicine,
2009, Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages 331-335
Abstractthe aim of this study is to assess the diagnostic and the prognostic value of C-reactive protein in patients with acute myocardial infarction. From October 2005 to October 2007 one hundred patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) were admitted to the coronary care unit (CCU) in Diwaniya Teaching Hospital were studied regarding the value of C-reactive protein during the first 72 hours of the infarction and through out the period of complications. The results were compared with those obtained from control group which consisted of 30 persons of matched age and sex.
We found that the mean serum level of C-reactive protein (CRP) of those with AMI was 68mg/L+59.93 and its concentration reaches a peak in all patients in the second day of infarction. The level was significantly higher than the level of CRP in the control group (mean =6mg/L), (p<0.005). We also found that CRP remained persistently high in patients with complicated AMI in comparison with uncomplicated patients.
So this study showed that CRP level is useful diagnostically and prognostically in patients with AMI and it is a simple bed side test that it is available in different medical centers.
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