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Relationship between lipoprotein(a) concentrations and intima-media thickness: a healthy population study.
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PMID:  21914687     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background: High levels of lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] have been linked to an increased risk of ischaemic cardiovascular events. We examined whether Lp(a) plasma levels are associated with early arteriosclerosis by measuring intima media thickness in an asymptomatic population of Burgos, Spain. Methods: We determined lipids, lipoprotein(a) by a nephelometry method and the intima-media thickness (IMT) in the far wall of both common carotid arteries by B-mode ultrasound in a group of 172 asymptomatic subjects. Results: No association was found in the population group between Lp(a) concentrations and left, right, or overall mean IMT by univariate or multivariate regression analysis. The median IMT was not significantly different in individuals with Lp(a) levels >300 mg/l and in individuals with Lp(a) levels <300 mg/l. Conclusions: These results suggest that increased Lp(a) levels do not confer cardiovascular risk by promoting early atherogenesis, but rather increasing the susceptibility to thrombosis.
P Calmarza; J M Trejo; C Lapresta; P Lopez
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1741-8275     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
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Created Date:  2011-9-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101192000     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, Spain.
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