In an attempt to assess the relationship between lipid abnormalities and severity of coronary artery disease, we measured serum levels of cholesterol (SC), triglycerides (TG), phospholipids (SP), low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), very low density lipoprotein cholesterol (VLDL-C), high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and high density lipoprotein phospholipids (HDL-P), in 217 men undergoing diagnostic coronary arteriography. We found significantly higher mean values of HDL-P and HDL-C in men with normal coronaries, but no significant differences in the other measured lipids. While there was no significant difference in HDL-C among patients with one, two or three-vessel disease, there was a negative correlation between HDL-P levels and the severity of the disease. These observations suggest that prospective studies would be of merit to establish the relevance of HDL-P in the development of coronary artery disease. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.
- Coronary artery disease
- High-density lipoprotein cholesterol
- High-density lipoprotein phospholipids
- Risk factors
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine