Half of all heart attack victims have normal cholesterol levels. Researchers are looking into many other risk factors that often go undetected and untreated. For example, inflammation is now considered a key step in heart disease. How do you know if you suffer silent inflammation that puts you at risk? Our guest is one of the world’s foremost authorities on inflammation in cardiology. He will discuss the significance of a marker called C-reactive protein (CRP) in detecting risk for heart disease. Dr. Paul Ridker is Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston Massachusetts.
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