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Recent Studies of Lipoprotein(a)

Typical distributions of lipoprotein(a) levels in the general population.

 Typical distributions of lipoprotein(a) levels in the general population. These graphs are based on non-fasting fresh serum samples from ∼3000 men and 3000 women from the Copenhagen General Population Study collected from 2003 through 2004.2 Green colour indicates levels below the 80th percentile, whereas red colour indicates levels above the 80th percentile. 

Quantitative CMR perfusion pixel maps pre and post apheresis and pre and post sham

"Quantitative CMR perfusion pixel maps pre and post apheresis and pre and post sham (A) and group data from myocardial perfusion at rest (left), perfusion with stress (middle) and the myocardial perfusion reserve (right) (B). (A) Quantitative CMR perfusion pixel maps pre- and postapheresis and pre- and post-sham. The colour scale shows perfusion from 0–4 mL/g/min as low (black-green), medium (mauve-pink) and high (orange-white), therefore brighter colours represent greater perfusion. In this single patient example, there is clear improvement in stress perfusion after apheresis compared with baseline, but no change is seen during sham treatment. (B) Group data are shown from myocardial perfusion at rest (left), perfusion with stress (middle) and the myocardial perfusion reserve (right). There are no changes in rest perfusion with apheresis or sham, but stress perfusion increases significantly with apheresis compared with sham. The myocardial perfusion reserve increases with apheresis because of the improved stress perfusion." A study about lipoprotein(a) cholesterol and its relation to heart attack and treatment.