Analysis Reveals Lipoprotein “little a” [Lp(a)] Independently Predicts Stroke

According to a study published recently in the journal Atherosclerosis, Lipoprotein (a) is a risk factor for ischemic stroke.  The meta-analysis conducted by Alexander Nave, et. al., reviewed data from 20 articles (studies that did not differentiate between hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke were excluded) that included 90,904 subjects and 5029 stroke events. The data led the authors to conclude that Lp(a) elevations were independently related to risk for ischemic stroke, especially in young stroke (≤ 55 years) victims.

See Lipoprotein (a) as a risk factor for ischemic stroke: A meta-analysis

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