Abnormal lipoprotein(a) levels predict coronary artery calcification in Southeast Asians but not in Caucasians: use of noninvasive imaging for evaluation of an emerging risk factor.

@article{Sharma2011AbnormalLL,
  title={Abnormal lipoprotein(a) levels predict coronary artery calcification in Southeast Asians but not in Caucasians: use of noninvasive imaging for evaluation of an emerging risk factor.},
  author={Abhinav Sharma and Manoefris Kasim and Parag Joshi and Zhen Qian and Eric Lawrence Krivitsky and Kamran Akram and Sarah Rinehart and Gustavo Vazquez and Joseph K. Miller and Mohammad Saifur Rohman and Szilard Voros},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular translational research},
  year={2011},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={470-6}
}
Subclinical atherosclerosis can be quantified by coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring. Due to its high specificity for atherosclerosis, CAC is an excellent phenotypic tool for the evaluation of emerging risk markers. Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] is atherogenic due to the presence of apoB and may be thrombogenic through its apo(a) component. Lp(a) has been linked to cardiovascular events in Caucasians; however, its link to atherosclerosis in various ethnicities remains unclear. We evaluated the… CONTINUE READING