Single lipoprotein apheresis session improves cardiac microvascular function in patients with elevated lipoprotein(a): detection by stress/rest perfusion magnetic resonance imaging.

@article{Bohl2009SingleLA,
  title={Single lipoprotein apheresis session improves cardiac microvascular function in patients with elevated lipoprotein(a): detection by stress/rest perfusion magnetic resonance imaging.},
  author={Steffen Bohl and Ursula Kassner and Rahel Eckardt and Wolfgang Utz and Jacqueline M{\"u}ller-Nordhorn and Andreas Busjahn and Hans-Peter Thomas and Hassan Abdel-Aty and Reinhard Klingel and Santica Marcovina and Rainer Dietz and Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen and Jeanette Schulz-Menger and Anja Vogt},
  journal={Therapeutic apheresis and dialysis : official peer-reviewed journal of the International Society for Apheresis, the Japanese Society for Apheresis, the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={129-37}
}
The aim of this study was to explore the effects of a single lipoprotein apheresis session on myocardial stress/rest (S/R) perfusion in patients with elevated lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) and coronary artery disease using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Twenty patients with Lp(a) > 60 mg/dL and coronary artery disease were randomized into a control or a treatment group. Both groups underwent cardiac magnetic resonance imaging with assessment of left ventricular function, perfusion and viability… CONTINUE READING