Apolipoproteins and coronary heart disease

  • J. P. Deslypere

Summary

Clinical and experimental studies on apolipoprotein composition and atherogenicity are reviewed including case control, angiographic, prospective, and familial studies. Recent studies investigated the value of apolipoprotein measurements in the assessment of coronary hard disease risk. Most of the studies indicate that apo AI and B are strong CHD risk predictors. Apo B seems to be more strongly associated with cardiovascular risk than LDL-C or HDL-C levels. Another result was that the apolipoprotein levels are good indicators of the presene or absence of CHD. Apo B is a good indicator of the severity of disease.

Keywords

Review of studies apolipoproteins coronary heart disease case control angiographic prospective and familial studies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Deslypere
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EndocrinologyUniversity of GentB-9000 GentBelgium

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