Lipoprotein (a) in patients with spontaneous venous thromboembolism.

  title={Lipoprotein (a) in patients with spontaneous venous thromboembolism.},
  author={Rainer Vormittag and Thomas Christian Vukovich and Milena Stain and Stephan Lehr and E. Minar and Ingrid Pabinger},
  journal={Thrombosis research},
  volume={120 1},
INTRODUCTION Elevated lipoprotein (a) (Lp (a)) has been established as a risk factor of coronary heart disease and stroke. Findings concerning the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in adults are contradictory. The aim of our study was to investigate, whether elevated Lp (a) levels are an independent risk factor of spontaneous symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE). Our study was further designed to detect differences in risk profiles between thrombosis patients with and without symptomatic… CONTINUE READING