Published in Cardiovascular Week, March 13th, 2006
According to recent research published in the journal Thorax, "Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have raised serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP). This may be related directly to COPD and its associated systemic inflammation or secondary to other factors such as concomitant ischemic heart disease (IHD) or smoking status."
V.M. Pinto-Plata and colleagues at Tufts University wrote, "The aim of this study was to evaluate IHD and smoking as potential causes of raised CRP levels in...
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