Course of serum lipoprotein(a) and acute phase protein levels in patients undergoing open heart surgery


Kaklikkaya I., Ozdemir R., Orem A. , Unal M., Sonmez B., Ozcan F.

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.43, no.6, pp.811-815, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.811-815

Abstract

Background Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] is an important risk factor in the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease because of its thrombogenic and atherogenic properties. Lp(a) also displays another property by acting as an acute phase reactant.