Should patients with elevated CRP levels and no other risk factors be started on a statin?
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Should patients with elevated CRP levels and no other risk factors be started on a statin? Evidence-Based Answer: The answer is unclear. Although treating patients with an elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) likely reduces adverse cardiovascular (CV) outcomes, patients with elevated CRPs often have other CV risk factors (SOR: B, RCT). The US Preventive Services Task Force guidelines state that evidence that changes in CRP level lead to primary prevention of CV disease is inconclusive.
Evidence Based Practice 17(12): 8-9