I had a blood panel done recently, and the Dr.informed me that my level was too high. His solution was to have me take 40mg. of Zocor daily. I was already taking 20mg. I had major abdominal surgery (aortic aneurysm repair) done 2/12 weeks before the blood test. Doesn't surgery increase the CRP in the blood? Are there any other factors involved in a high reading? jim b.