ERNEST L. LEVINGER, M.D.; HYMAN LEVY, M.D.; SAMUEL K. ELSTER, M.D.
Classic myocardial infarction rarely presents a diagnostic problem; the history, physical findings, electrocardiographic changes and alteration of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate all clearly indicate the diagnosis. In states of coronary insufficiency where lesser degrees of myocardial necrosis supervene, the diagnosis often is not apparent, and newer diagnostic aids are therefore sought. One such newer aid, the C-reactive protein, is promising.
C-reactive protein, an abnormal protein absent from the blood of normal patients, appears as an acute phase response in a variety of clinical conditions, such as inflammation, neoplasia and granuloma formation.1 Löfström,2, 3 employing the technic of pneumococcus capsular swelling
LEVINGER EL, LEVY H, ELSTER SK. STUDY OF C-REACTIVE PROTEIN IN THE SERA OF PATIENTS WITH ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION1. Ann Intern Med. 1957;46:68–78. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-1-68
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(1):68-78.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine.
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