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Can you please tell me how old are you ? Gender ?
Do you have any other known medical problem or are you taking any medicines ?
What investigations other than CRP was done and why you have these investigations ?
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First of all let me assure you having just a raised CRP doesn't absolutely confirms a heart disease. Your eye changes can be due to age related effects in the blood vessels. In my view you just need to have an appointment with a cardiologist to assess further about the cardiac work up. High CRP puts one at a higher than normal risk for heart disease but it doesn't have any role in defining an active heart problem.The eye changes can be due to the high blood pressure which you have been experiencing off and on.
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There are certain other causes of a high CRP as well including skin condition specially if it is also infected.As I mentioned the best thing can be to have an appointment with cardiologist prior to having a Coronary calcium score as the odds are very low to have a heart disease in your case
Yes I agree that the cardiac CRP is more specific for heart but it is not confirmatory. You doesn't seems to have any other risk factors for heart disease as well so in my view you should have an opinion from cardiologist before any further testing. There can be reasons like infection, any recent illness, and inflammation anywhere in the body can increase it as well
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