Measuring inflammation – What does CRP tell us

  • Skill Level
    intermediate
  • Lectures
    2 Videos
  • Enrolled
    102 students

What you'll learn

All chronic disease has its roots in chronic inflammation. In the cardiovascular system, inflammation leads to atherosclerosis and atherosclerosis leads to heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, and sudden death. read more »»

If we are able to identify inflammation, measure it, and treat it then we may improve patient outcomes. In this video, I talk about CRP, a blood marker that may help us understand inflammation. C-reactive protein (CRP) is a substance produced by the liver in response to inflammation.

Other names for CRP are high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and ultra-sensitive C-reactive protein (us-CRP).

A high level of CRP in the blood is a marker of inflammation. It can be caused by a wide variety of conditions, from infection to cancer.

Who should attend?

  • Physicians in primary care,
  • Family practice,
  • Cardiology, Internal medicine, Nephrology, as well as interested allied health professionals such as nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants in these fields.

Key concepts covered include:

In this course, you will get to know the importance of CRP and also know how it helps us in understanding inflammation and how it effects on cardiovascular system.

Instructor

Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Consultant Cardiologist, Nuffield York Hospital, UK


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Consultant Cardiologist, Nuffield York Hospital, UK

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