RISK IN A CARDIAC EVENT FOLLOWING BYPASS SURGERY – (10-02-06)By
Usefulness of Preoperative C-Reactive Protein and Soluble Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1 Level for Predicting Future Cardiovascular Events After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.
The routine analysis of CRP levels is still resisted by the mainstream cardiologists. However, in this study, elevated CRP levels produced a 3.9 times risk in a cardiac event following bypass surgery. Cardiology in this country still does not entertain the idea that lifestyle changes (those that would lower CRP levels) are an integral part of management of the cardiology patient.
Maybe that’s why CVD deaths still rank #1 despite enormous amounts of research suggesting that in excess of 90% of these deaths are preventable with lifestyle changes.
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Since acquiring a passion for how the body works in chiropractic school, I have continued to indulge this desire by reading some 120 peer reviewed medical journals per month. I’m always learning more about how to help people avoid chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis, obesity and cancer, and pass along this information in my blog. There are currently almost 2,000 posts cataloged on almost every health topic imaginable. Click Here for more bio information