Increased risk of myocardial infarction
Genetically-elevated lipoprotein(a) levels and increased risk of myocardial infarction
In a recent publication, Kamstrup and colleagues (JAMA 2009; 301:2331-2339) present study results consistent with a causal association between elevated lipoprotein(a) levels and increased risk of myocardial infarction.
Data from three studies of white individuals from Copenhagen, Denmark (CCHS, CIHDS and CIHDS) was used. In an editorial to this publication Thanassoulis and O'Donnell correspond that “this is an important biological finding that elevates the status of Lp(a)”.
For size independent measurement of lipoprotein(a)
(10-1106-01 Apo(a) ELISA)
nSpecific for human lipoprotein(a)
nMonoclonal antibodies for lot-to-lot consistency
nAssay range: 0.3 – 5 U/l
nSample volume: 25μl
nSensitivity: 0.05 U/l
nIncubations: 60+60+15 min
Please read the article of Kamstrup and colleagues: