Alterations in Serum Lipid Concentrations Before and After Myocardial Infarction in a Patient with Hyperlipoproteinemia and Sarcoidosis--A Case Report

Umeki, Shigenobu
April 1988
Angiology;Apr1988, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p390
Academic Journal
This report describes a sarcoidosis patient with a type II-b hyperlipoproteinemia who suffered acute myocardial infarction during corticosteroid therapy for sarcoidosis and whose blood lipid levels were assessed before and after the infarction. After the infarction occurred, lipoprotein analysis revealed a type II-a hyperlipoproteinemia concomitant with high free fatty acids, phospholipids, and HDL-cholesterol values; an increased ratio of total cholesterol to triglycerides; and a decreased ratio of very low density lipoproteins to total lipoproteins, suggesting that changes in types of hyperlipoproteinemia may be associated with the onset of myocardial infarction.


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