Predictive value of remnant lipoprotein for cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease after achievement of LDL-cholesterol goals.

@article{Nakamura2011PredictiveVO,
  title={Predictive value of remnant lipoprotein for cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease after achievement of LDL-cholesterol goals.},
  author={Takamitsu Nakamura and Jun-ei Obata and Mitsumasa Hirano and Yoshinobu Kitta and Daisuke Fujioka and Yukio Saito and Ken-ichi Kawabata and Kazuhiro Watanabe and Yosuke Watanabe and Hideto Mishina and Kiyotaka Kugiyama},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2011},
  volume={218 1},
  pages={
          163-7
        }
}

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