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  • C Reactive Protein?

    I just got all my bloodwork results back. Everything was fine except CRP. Normal was 7, mine was 9. What should we be looking for with an elevated CRP?

    It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.

    Dx in Feb/99. Obstructed. No ICD, no surgeries, no family history. 2 sons ages 14 and 6.

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    Re: C Reactive Protein?

    The C Reactive Protein (CRP) is a protein that causes inflamation in the arteries and is responsible for potential blood clot formation. This is a marker for coronary artery disease, as is cholesterol screening. As we all know, the HCM heart can have this problem too. It's not a test routinely used just yet, but becoming more widely accepted. We will be hearing a lot more about it real soon and seeing more screening done with this test, it's still early in the game. Don't worry too much about your results until you get the actual meaning from your doctor. Let us know, Linda


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      It appears that the "normal" number has been argued a bit - so I would not worry about it too much at this point as we really are unclear as to what it REALLY means.
      Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
      YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

      Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
      lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
      Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
      Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
      Currently not obstructed
      Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)