Interactions between C-reactive protein and traditional risk factors in predicting mortality of older adults

H. Rudolf, C.Diehm, H.-J. Trampisch et. al.

Elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) are know to be associated with cardiovascular morbidity (1, 2) and mortality (3) in older adults. This association is thought to be caused by systemic inflammation leading to the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis (4).

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