C-Reactive protein in hypertension as a cardiovascular risk factor: A prospective observational study

Authors

  • Md Zahid Alam Associate Professor, Department of Cardiology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Aparna Rahman Senior Medical Officer, Department of Cardiology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Shabnam Jahan Hoque Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Mohammad Shakhawat Hossain Senior Medical Officer, Department of Cardiology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Rowsan Ara Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Green Life Medical College and Hospital, Green Road, Dhaka
  • AMB Safdar Associate Professor, Department of Cardiology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • SM Rezaul Irfan Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • MM Zahurul Alam Khan Professor, Department of Cardiology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • AKM Mohibullah Professor, Department of Cardiology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Shahbag, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bccj.v6i1.36602

Keywords:

C-reactive protein (CRP), Hypertension

Abstract

Background and objective : C-reactive protein (CRP) is a well-known inflammatory biomarker and is associated with cardiovascular risk. Our objective was to see whether it is also associated with hypertension and its complications.

Methodology : This prospective observational study was carried out in general outpatient department (OPD) of a tertiary level hospital on a total of 112 patients, among them 71 were hypertensive and 41 were normotensive. Baseline CRP was measured in all subjects and followed them up to six months to see any association between the level of CRP and hypertensive complications.

Results : It is found that mean CRP was 2.923 (± 0.294) in hypertensive subjects and 1.058 (± 0.330) in normotensive subjects. No association is found between level of CRP and hypertensive complications.

Conclusion : CRP is raised in hypertension. But it is not established that its level can predict the complication of hypertension.

Bangladesh Crit Care J March 2018; 6(1): 3-6

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Published

2018-05-09

How to Cite

Alam, M. Z., Rahman, A., Hoque, S. J., Hossain, M. S., Ara, R., Safdar, A., Irfan, S. R., Khan, M. Z. A., & Mohibullah, A. (2018). C-Reactive protein in hypertension as a cardiovascular risk factor: A prospective observational study. Bangladesh Critical Care Journal, 6(1), 3–6. https://doi.org/10.3329/bccj.v6i1.36602

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