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High lipoprotein(a) is associated with major adverse limb events after femoral artery endarterectomy

Atherosclerosis. 2021 Nov 24:S0021-9150(21)01447-7. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2021.11.019. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUNDS AND AIMS: Elevated lipoprotein(a) (Lp[a]) has been identified as a causal risk factor for cardiovascular disease including peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Although Lp(a) is associated with the diagnosis of PAD, it remains elusive whether there is an association of Lp(a) with cardiovascular and limb events in patients with severe PAD.METHODS: Preoperative plasma Lp(a) levels were measured in 384 consecutive patients that underwent iliofemoral endarterectomy and were included in the Athero-Express biobank. Our primary objective was to assess the association of Lp(a) levels with Major Adverse Limb Events (MALE). Our secondary...

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