Lipoprotein (a) level, apolipoprotein (a) size, and risk of unexplained ischemic stroke in young and middle-aged adults Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Aneurysm, Dissecting
  • Aortic Rupture
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular

abstract

  • This study underscores the importance of Lp(a) level, but not apo(a) size, as an independent risk factor for unexplained ischemic stroke in young and middle-aged white adults. Given the emergence of effective Lp(a)-lowering therapies, these findings support routine testing for Lp(a) in this setting, along with further research to assess the extent to which such therapies improve outcomes in this population.

publication date

  • October 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC5181117

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2016.08.013

PubMed ID

  • 27575936

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 47

end page

  • 53

volume

  • 253