High sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP) is a strong predictor of cardiovascular disease
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major health burden: a high proportion of patients are not classified correctly or even missed entirely for cardiovascular (CV) risk assessment.
More than 60% of those who develop coronary events have only one, or even none of the traditional risk factors, and more than half have either normal or mildly increased lipid values1.
European Society of Cardiology’s (ESC) guidelines on CV risk prevention use the SCORE risk charts to estimate a person's 10-year risk of fatal CV disease, taking into consideration age, smoking status, systolic blood pressure and total cholesterol2.
Additional factors can be added to help further improve overall risk assessment2.