ea0065p192 | Metabolism and Obesity | SFEBES2019
, Loh Wann
, David Alessia
, Cegla Jaimini
Background: Lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) is an independent, causal, genetic risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Coronary artery calcium (CAC), measured by computerised tomography (CT) scans, is a known marker for atherosclerosis. CT Agatston scores, also known as CAC scores, are thought to be better predictors of CVD than traditional risk factors. There is conflicting data regarding the relationship between Lp(a) levels and CAC. A preliminary study has suggested a positive...