High-density lipoprotein cholesterol, coronary artery disease, and cardiovascular mortality.

  title={High-density lipoprotein cholesterol, coronary artery disease, and cardiovascular mortality.},
  author={Guenther Silbernagel and Ben Sch{\"o}ttker and Sebastian Appelbaum and Hubert Scharnagl and Marcus E. Kleber and Tanja B. Grammer and Andreas Ritsch and Ute Mons and Bernd Holleczek and Georg Goliasch and Alexander Niessner and B O Boehm and Renate B. Schnabel and Hermann Brenner and Stefan S Blankenberg and Ulf Landmesser and Winfried Maerz},
  journal={European heart journal},
  volume={34 46},
AIMS High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is a strong predictor of cardiovascular mortality. This work aimed to investigate whether the presence of coronary artery disease (CAD) impacts on its predictive value. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 3141 participants (2191 males, 950 females) of the LUdwigshafen RIsk and Cardiovascular health (LURIC) study. They had a mean ± standard deviation age of 62.6 ± 10.6 years, body mass index of 27.5 ± 4.1 kg/m², and HDL cholesterol of 38.9 ± 10.8 mg… CONTINUE READING