Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Crabsallover Blood Pressure

123/81 today as measured by nurse 'Very Good'. Blood test for total cholesterol, HDL, triglycerdies and CRP (C-Reactive Protein). Cardiac specialist nurse Sue Morse said 'she never heard of CRP test'.


We randomly assigned 17,802 apparently healthy men and women with low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels of less than 130 mg per deciliter (3.4 mmol per liter) and
high-sensitivity C-reactive protein levels of 2.0 mg per liter or higher
to rosuvastatin, 20 mg daily, or placebo and followed them for the occurrence of the combined primary end point of myocardial infarction, stroke, arterial revascularization, hospitalization for unstable angina, or death from cardiovascular causes,

Normal levels of cholesterol and high levels of CRP were associated with increased health when statins were taken.

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