The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Lp-PLA2: a New Marker of Vascular Risk
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Lipoprotein associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2), an enzyme involved in the repair of oxidative damage to lipoproteins, causes release of inflammatory mediators associated with atherosclerosis. A new assay, PLAC (diaDexus, Inc.), is now available to measure Lp-PLA2 levels. C-reactive protein (CRP), another inflammatory mediator, appears to be a biomarker for coronary disease (MH Shishehbor et al, Cleve Clin J Med 2003; 70:634). The role of Lp-PLA2 testing in determining cardiovascular risk is less clear. ... more
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