C Reactive Protein Blood Test (CRP) Topic Guide
C-Reactive Protein (CRP Blood Test): C-reactive protein (CRP) is a marker of inflammation somewhere in the body. When there is inflammation in the body, the CRP levels increase. Elevated c-reactive protein levels in the blood have been associated with increased risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.
Transient Ischemic Attack (Mini-Stroke) A transient ischemic attack (TIA), or mini-stroke are often a warning sign of a future stroke. There are several causes of TIAs including blood clots, occluded arteries, leaking blood vessels due to high blood pressure. The symptoms of a TIA depend on the particular region of the brain that is affected. Neurologic deficits, speech and vision problems, and confusion are common symptoms. Treatment initially is urgent. If you or someone you know is having a TIA call 911 or activate your local EMS system.
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