Heart Views

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Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12--16

Lipoprotein (a) levels in relation to severity of coronary artery disease in north Indian patients


Fauzia Ashfaq1, Pravin Kumar Goel1, Rishi Sethi2, Mohd Idrees Khan3, Wahid Ali4, Mohd Zafar Idris3 
1 Department of Cardiology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
2 Department of Cardiology, King George Medical University, Lucknow, India
3 Department of Community Medicine, King George Medical University, Lucknow, India
4 Department of Pathology, King George Medical University, Lucknow, India

Correspondence Address:
Fauzia Ashfaq
Department of Cardiology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Raebareli Road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India

Background: Lipoprotein (a) [Lp (a)] is an established risk marker of coronary artery disease which is independent from other risk factors. Objective: The aim was to address the association between Lp (a) and CAD risk in North Indians. To evaluate whether high levels of lipoprotein (a) [Lp (a)] is a predictor of risk and is related to the severity of CAD. Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study done on 360 patients presenting with chest pain. Coronary angiography revealed CAD in 270 patients and 90 patients without CAD. Lipoprotein (a) level, lipid profile, fasting blood glucose, anthropometric and clinical parameters were analyzed. Results: Lipoprotein (a) 21.0 mg/dL is associated with the presence of coronary lesions ( P = 0.0001). A highly significant difference in Lp (a) levels was observed between normal coronaries vs. single-vessel disease, double-and triple-vessel disease ( P < 0.0001). Body mass index (BMI) was significantly raised in CAD group compared to normal coronary. Conclusion: Multivariate analysis found that Lp (a) was considered an independent predictor for severity of CAD and Lp (a) levels 21.0 mg/dL are associated with severe patterns of coronary atherosclerosis.


How to cite this article:
Ashfaq F, Goel PK, Sethi R, Khan MI, Ali W, Idris MZ. Lipoprotein (a) levels in relation to severity of coronary artery disease in north Indian patients.Heart Views 2013;14:12-16


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Ashfaq F, Goel PK, Sethi R, Khan MI, Ali W, Idris MZ. Lipoprotein (a) levels in relation to severity of coronary artery disease in north Indian patients. Heart Views [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Nov 24 ];14:12-16
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