Usefulness of C-reactive protein as an independent predictor of death in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy

Julio A. Chirinos, Juan P. Zambrano, Simon Chakko, Alan Schob, Anila Veerani, Guido O. Perez, Armando J Mendez

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Abstract

The usefulness of serum C-reactive protein, an inflammatory marker, to predict mortality risk in patients who have ischemic cardiomyopathy was investigated. C-reactive protein was measured in 123 men who underwent cardiac catheterization and were noted to have left ventricular ejection fraction ≤45% and significant angiographic coronary artery disease. They were prospectively followed for 3 years. Higher levels of C-reactive protein were associated with increased mortality rate. This correlation was independent of other prognostic factors, such as age, ejection fraction, symptoms of severe congestive heart failure, use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, and use of β blockers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-90
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume95
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

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Cardiomyopathies
C-Reactive Protein
Mortality
Cardiac Catheterization
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
Stroke Volume
Blood Proteins
Coronary Artery Disease
Heart Failure

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Usefulness of C-reactive protein as an independent predictor of death in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy. / Chirinos, Julio A.; Zambrano, Juan P.; Chakko, Simon; Schob, Alan; Veerani, Anila; Perez, Guido O.; Mendez, Armando J.

In: American Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 95, No. 1, 01.01.2005, p. 88-90.

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Chirinos, Julio A. ; Zambrano, Juan P. ; Chakko, Simon ; Schob, Alan ; Veerani, Anila ; Perez, Guido O. ; Mendez, Armando J. / Usefulness of C-reactive protein as an independent predictor of death in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy. In: American Journal of Cardiology. 2005 ; Vol. 95, No. 1. pp. 88-90.
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