Increased lipoprotein (a) levels as an independent risk factor for venous thromboembolism.

@article{Depka2000IncreasedL,
  title={Increased lipoprotein (a) levels as an independent risk factor for venous thromboembolism.},
  author={Mario von Depka and Ulrike Nowak-G{\"o}ttl and Robyn Eisert and Christian Dieterich and Monika Barthels and Inge Scharrer and Arnold Ganser and Silke Ehrenforth},
  journal={Blood},
  year={2000},
  volume={96 10},
  pages={3364-8}
}
Elevation of serum lipoprotein (a) (Lp[a]) is a known risk factor predisposing to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease. However, little is known about the role of increased Lp(a) in venous thromboembolism (VTE). This study evaluated the role of Lp(a) among a panel of established hereditary thrombogenic defects in patients with VTE. A total of 685 consecutive patients with at least one episode of VTE and 266 sex- and age-matched healthy controls were screened with regard to activated… CONTINUE READING

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