Who can predict a Heart Attack?

Tor A Strand torstr at sn.no
Wed Apr 9 03:32:25 EST 1997


In article <Pine.SUN.3.91.970407124936.22814A-100000 at loki.brunel.ac.uk>,
Andrew Louka <bb95asl at brunel.ac.uk> wrote:

> I've heard rumour that a team of American scientists claim to be able to 
> predict a heart attack.  Has anyone heard of this, or know where I can 
> read about it?  I presume it's a measure of exaggerated immune response
> in prone persons, or is it?!

I think you are talking about the study on CRP (C-reactive protein), where
people who had a tendency to have high CRP was also more prone to get heart
disease later in life.

In this case it is quite optimistic to claim that you can predict heart
attack, but this test which is an immunologic test (allmost like
sedimentation rate, SR) is able to tell who have an increased risk for
cardiovascular disease.

-- 
DocTor



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