Lipids and Lipoproteins in Risk Prediction.
Cardiol Clin. 2018 May;36(2):213-220
Authors: Hadjiphilippou S, Ray KK
Ischemic heart disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide. Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) has proved to have a causal relationship with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Lowering LDL-C improves outcomes, although some patients continue to have residual risk of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular risk prediction calculators are routinely used in to identify patients most at risk. Research into other lipoprotein factors has suggested that they may have advantages over LDL-C and improve the ability to identify those most at risk. Although some technology is not widely available, there is potential for better risk prediction in specific groups.
PMID: 29609750 [PubMed - in process]