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Ridker PM, Cushman M, Stampfer MJ, Tracy RP, Hennekens CH

Inflammation, aspirin, and the risk of cardiovascular disease in apparently healthy men

N Engl J Med (Apr) 336:973-979 1997

This article is especially interesting given the recent reports of the poor prognostic value of a high C-reactive protein level in ESRD patients; e.g., see Bergstrom et al. The study shows that CRP is a marker for systemic inflammation which predicts future myocardial infarction and stroke in healthy patients.

The abstract of this paper is available from the National Library of Medicine's PubMed site: click here .

For accompanying editorial by Maseri: Click here.