volume 138, issue 1, P19-26 2020
DOI: 10.1590/1516-3180.2019.0301.r2.20102019
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Abstract: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide and in Brazil. 1,2 Epidemiological studies conducted over the last 50 years have described risk factors for cardiovascular disease and for coronary heart disease, such as dyslipidemia, hypertension, smoking and diabetes. 3 Moreover, new risk markers such as high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels have been highlighted over recent years as potential predictors of cardiovascular risk. 4,5 hs-CRP is an acute-phase protein pr…

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