A prospective evaluation of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A(2) levels and the risk of future cardiovascular events in women.

@article{Blake2001APE,
  title={A prospective evaluation of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A(2) levels and the risk of future cardiovascular events in women.},
  author={Gavin J. Blake and Nisha Dada and Jonathan C Fox and Joann E. Manson and Paul M. Ridker},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={1302-6}
}
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine prospectively whether lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A(2) (Lp-PLA(2)) was a predictor of future cardiovascular risk in women. BACKGROUND Inflammatory markers may help predict cardiovascular risk. Lp-PLA(2) levels have recently been hypothesized to be an independent predictor of cardiovascular risk in hypercholesterolemic men. METHODS We conducted a prospective, nested case-control study among 28,263 apparently healthy middle-aged women to assess the… CONTINUE READING