Lipoprotein-Associated Phospholipase A2 and Risk Stratification for Cardiovascular Disease: Not Ready for "Prime Time"

Steinberg, Daniel I.; Alexander Mayer
February 2007
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Feb2007, Vol. 82 Issue 2, p155
Academic Journal
The article offers information on cardiovascular disease (CVD) and lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) in the U.S. Cardiovascular disease was the contributing cause of death in 58% of all American deaths in 2003. Research has focused on whether markers of inflammation can aid the prediction of CVD. The role of Lp-PLA2 is still unclear.


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