Along with risk factors like high cholesterol and smoking, blood pressure stands out as an important indicator to assess your risk of heart attack and stroke. But a significant number of people who appear to be healthy according to all of these indicators still end up experiencing a major cardiovascular episode.
To calculate risk in these mystery patients, scientists have researched a flurry of new biomarkers in the hopes of finding more accurate warning signals of cardiovascular disease--C-reactive protein (CRP) is one you may have heard of. However, results from a recent study suggest that these newer predictors aren't always better. Read more -