Forecasting heart risk in women
The concentration of a substance, called C-reactive protein, in the blood may predict a woman's risk of suffering a heart attack.
Ridker, P.M., et al. 1998. Prospective study of C-reactive protein and the risk of future cardiovascular events among apparently healthy women. Circulation 98(Aug. 25):731.
Fackelmann, K. 1997. Harbinger of a heart attack. Science News 151(June 14):374.
Paul M. Ridker
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Womens Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
From Science News, Vol. 154, No. 12, September 19,
1998, p. 188.
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