High Lp(a) common in patients undergoing CABG; linked to poor outcomes

High lipoprotein(a), a relatively common finding in patients undergoing CABG, was associated with increased risk for all-cause death after surgery, researchers reported.
Risk was especially high among patients with high Lp(a) who received only a saphenous vein graft rather than an arterial graft with and without high Lp(a), according to data published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
“The distribution and prognostic implication of lipoprotein(a) in patients undergoing CABG are still largely unknown,” Shuo Yuan, MD, of the National Clinical Research Center of

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