Paul Breitenberger

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BACKGROUND Lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) hyperlipoproteinemia is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, which is not affected by treatment of other cardiovascular risk factors. This study sought to assess the effect of chronic lipoprotein apheresis (LA) on the incidence of cardiovascular events in patients with progressive cardiovascular disease receiving(More)
OBJECTIVE Lipoprotein(a)-hyperlipoproteinemia (Lp(a)-HLP) along with progressive cardiovascular disease has been approved as indication for regular lipoprotein apheresis (LA) in Germany since 2008. We aimed to study the long-term preventive effect of LA and to assess hypothetical clinical correlations of apolipoprotein(a) (apo(a)) by analyzing genotypes and(More)
Received on: April 8, 2016; final version accepted on: June 24, 2016. From the Center for Nephrology, Hypertension, and Metabolic Diseases, Hannover, Germany (E.R.); 3rd Medical Clinic, University Hospital at the Technische Universität, Dresden, Germany (U.J.); Medical Health and Care Center Kempten-Allgäu, Kempten, Germany (F.H.); Dialysis and Lipid Center(More)
Concentration of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) is the best established risk factor of coronary artery disease (CAD). Evidence from prospective epidemiological studies has accumulated to firmly document an association of elevated circulating levels of lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) with cardiovascular disease (CVD) including CAD, cerebrovascular disease, and(More)
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