[Lipoprotein(a): genetic marker of precocious myocardial infarction].

  title={[Lipoprotein(a): genetic marker of precocious myocardial infarction].},
  author={Renato Guazzelli and Cinzia Fatini and Mauro Piazzini and Chiara Lazzeri},
  journal={Annali italiani di medicina interna : organo ufficiale della Societa italiana di medicina interna},
  volume={11 2},
Since an elevated serum concentration of lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] associated with a positive family history of premature myocardial infarction (PMI), would support the hypothesis that Lp(a) is a genetic risk factor for atherosclerosis, we measured serum levels in subjects from families with a history of PMI and compared them to those in a group of healthy control subjects. Twenty-five males (average age 39 +/- 16 years) and 9 females (average age 42 +/- 14 years) who had at least one blood… CONTINUE READING