Elevated lipoproteins and coronary artery calcium score combo independently Linked with ASCVD Risk
A recent study suggests that a combination of Lp(a) and CAC is also independently associated with ASCVD risk. The study findings were published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on February 21, 2022. Elevated lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] and coronary artery calcium (CAC) score are individually associated with increased atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk.
While CAC has become a more-routine clinical test, the medical community has not yet embraced Lp(a) in the same way because the question of what to do about an elevated measure remains unanswered. Also, the relationship of Lp(a) to coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores are understudied. Therefore, Dr Anurag Mehta and his team conducted a study to investigate the independent and joint association of Lp(a) and CAC with ASCVD risk.
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Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)