Vascular calcification in types II and IV hyperlipoproteinemia: radiographic appearance and clinical significance.


Nearly 90% of patients with clear-cut hyperlipidemia seen in clinical practice have type II or IV hyperlipoproteinemia. Previous studies have shown that these syndromes have different distributions of coronary artery atherosclerosis and different outcomes after coronary bypass grafting. A characteristic pattern of vascular calcification on chest films might… (More)


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