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Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 independently predicts the angiographic diagnosis of coronary artery disease and coronary death.

Authors
  • May, Heidi T
  • Horne, Benjamin D
  • Anderson, Jeffrey L
  • Wolfert, Robert L
  • Muhlestein, Joseph B
  • Renlund, Dale G
  • Clarke, Jessica L
  • Kolek, Matthew J
  • Bair, Tami L
  • Pearson, Robert R
  • Sudhir, Krishnankutty
  • Carlquist, John F
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Heart Journal
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2006
Volume
152
Issue
5
Pages
997–1003
Identifiers
PMID: 17070179
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 was confirmed to predict the presence of CAD, even among patients undergoing coronary angiography. Uniquely, Lp-PLA2 predicted the risk of CAD death, but not all-cause death, myocardial infarction, or cerebrovascular accident.

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