Lipoprotein(a) is a predictor for cardiovascular mortality of hemodialysis patients.

  title={Lipoprotein(a) is a predictor for cardiovascular mortality of hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Yutaka Koda and Shinichi Nishi and Masayuki Suzuki and Yoshihei Hirasawa},
  journal={Kidney international. Supplement},
BACKGROUND Although hemodialysis (HD) patients have been associated with elevations in serum lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] levels, relatively little has been published on the link between Lp(a) and the risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular death in HD patients. METHODS Lipoprotein(a) was measured in 390 HD patients. The relationship between Lp(a) and mortality (overall and cardiovascular) was determined during 28 months of prospective follow-up. RESULTS Hemodialysis patients demonstrated Lp(a… CONTINUE READING
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