Apolipoprotein A-II Is Inversely Associated With Risk of Future Coronary Artery Disease
There are many patients running around who have experienced heart attacks or blocked coronary vessels that were told that there were no reasons why this happened to them. What they usually mean is that their total and LDL cholesterol levels were not elevated and they had no high blood pressure. However, The reality of CVD risk factors runs so much broader than that. I truly believe that all patients with heart disease have some type of well established risk factor; the problem is that their cardiologist may not have known where to look.
This study just adds more information to the picture of heart disease, and again establishes the fact that just checking for total, HDL and LDL cholesterol is very outdated and will miss many patients with developing CVD.