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claudiaw
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   Posted 9/27/2005 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
 
Went to the doctor yesterday...multiple complaints, including some "new" SOB. Needless to say I am scheduled for a cardiolite stress test and cardiac ultrasound. I went off Tricor last fall because the cardiologist did not think I needed to be on two cholesterol lowering drugs. My PCP says he had me on Tricor because it lowers the CRP. My CRP was .5 and is now 4. Everything I read says that is a dangerous level. What do you think?


Teri16
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   Posted 9/27/2005 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Claudia!! tongue
 
It's so good to see you here again! :)
I'm sorry that you are having to go through another one of these tests, but since you've been mentioning this shortness of breath (SOB), I've wondered when they were going to do something! yeah I hope the following gives you some help.  I never knew til today that there are 2 different CRP tests.  The 2nd one is for Heart Sensitivity.
Bunches of Hugs, Teri tongue
 
"A high or increasing amount of CRP in your blood suggests that you have an acute infection or inflammation. In a healthy person, CRP is usually less than 10 mg/L. Most infections and inflammations result in CRP levels above 100 mg/L.
If the CRP level in your blood drops, it means that you are getting better and inflammation is being reduced.
When your results fall below 10 mg/L, you no longer have clinically active inflammation.
NOTE: A standard reference range is not available for this test."
 
Hs-CRP

Less than 1.0 mg/L

Lowest risk

1.0 to 3.0 mg/L

Average risk

Greater than 3.0 mg/L

Highest risk

http://www.questdiagnostics.com/kbase/topic/medtest/tu6309/results.htm
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Teri16
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   Posted 9/27/2005 4:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Best Wishes to you always, Claudia!! Please let me know what happens?!

Love and Hugs, Teri :)
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claudiaw
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   Posted 9/28/2005 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Teri - You are right on the ball. I didn't know there were two tests either and just looked at the Rx - it specifies HSCRP! The other can indicate everything from a cold to female hormones.
If God brings me to it, he will bring me through it.

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