Abstract 11043: Lipoprotein(a) Cholesterol but not Lipoprotein (a) Mass is Significantly Correlated With Angiographic Coronary Artery Disease and Major Adverse Events
Introduction: Elevated plasma levels of lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] are associated with increased risk for coronary artery disease (CAD), but the strength of the association and whether it is independent of other risk factors remains controversial. Differences in prospective studies may be partially explained by variability in methods used to measure Lp(a).
Methods: We utilized two different analytical methods (electrophoretic and immunologic) to measure Lp(a) and determine the predictive value of Llp(a) in assessing angiographic coronary artery disease (CAD) and association with major adverse events in 500 patients.
Results: In univariate analyses, median Lp(a) cholesterol and Lp(a) mass were significantly associated with angiographic CAD. In a multivariable model, Lp(a) cholesterol remained a significant correlate of CAD (OR 1.61, 95% CI 1.13-2.31, P = 0.009) while Lp(a) mass was not (OR 1.18, 95% CI 0.95-1.47, P = 0.14). Additionally, on multivariable analysis, the presence of a detectable amount of Lp(a) cholesterol (> or =2.5 mg/dL) was more strongly correlated with CAD than HDL cholesterol < 40 mg/dL, and, along withLp(a) cholesterol, was strongly correlated with major adverse events (OR 2.08 95% CI 1.22-3.56, P = 0.007 and OR 1.22, 95% CI 1.05-1.42, P = 0.012, respectively).
Conclusions: Lp(a) cholesterol measured electrophoretically is independently correlated with angiographic CAD and presence of major adverse events, and may be used as an alternative or supplement to Lp(a) mass analysis.
Author Disclosures: L. Baudhuin: None. S. Bryant: None. G. Spears: None. S. Hartman: None. V. Somers: None. P. Berger: None. J. McConnell: None. A. Jaffe: None.
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