The correlations between lipid and lipoprotein measurements and other risk factors of coronary artery disease were evaluated in 101 men undergoing coronary angiography. Clinically significant disease was present in 75 patients, whereas 24 had no observable lesions and 2 had minimal lesions. Comparisons of individual lipid and lipoprotein levels were nearly all significantly different between patients with and patients without clinically significant disease; however, no single variable could predict the presence of disease among patients. Logistic regression analysis identified five factors: apolipoprotein A-I, apolipoprotein B, diabetes, age, and family history of heart disease, which account for most of the differences between the two patients groups. These results could have important implications for the evaluation and management of patients suspected of having coronary atherosclerosis.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine