STUDY OF LEVELS OF C-REACTIVE PROTEIN IN CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE AND DIABETES MELLITUS
Dr. Suvarna T. Jadhav*, Dr. Ajit V. Sontakke, Dr. Bipin M. Tiwale, Dr. Sangita R. Patil, Dr. Jyotsna A. Patil and Anup S. Hendre
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) leads to Angina and Myocardial Infarction (MI). Premature mortality on Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is more common in diabetic atherosclerosis. In the present study serum level was C-Reactive Protein estimated in patients of CAD with DM, CAD without DM, DM without CAD and CAD with DM and other risk factors compared to healthy normal subjects. The level of C-Reactive Protein was significantly increased in all four groups of patients as compared to control group. Conclusion– The independent prognostic utility of quantifying systemic inflammation suggests that CRP and other inflammatory molecules as disease process markers of atherosclerosis may be excellent tools in CAD prediction.
Keywords: Coronary Artery Disease, Diabetes Mellitus, C-Reactive Protein.
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