[Homocysteine and cardiovascular risk].

  title={[Homocysteine and cardiovascular risk].},
  author={Laurence Lutteri and J P Chapelle and Jacques Gielen},
  journal={Revue medicale de Liege},
  volume={54 6},
Homocystinuria is an uncommon genetic disease characterized by a marked increase of serum homocysteine (HCY), an intermediate of methionine metabolism. In patients with homocystinuria, hyperhomocysteinemia promotes the development of atherosclerotic lesions and is responsible for premature coronary artery disease. Recently, several studies have also… CONTINUE READING