Lipoprotein Disorders

  • Shriram Nallamshetty
  • Jorge Plutzky
  • Jorge Plutzky


Disorders of serum lipid and lipoproteins account for approximately 50 % of population-attributable risk for myocardial infarction (MI) [1, 2]. Randomized control trial (RCT) data demonstrate that treating elevated levels of low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol results in substantial reductions in cardiovascular events and death [3]. Evidence-based guidelines identify serum lipids and lipoprotein disorders as important targets in primary and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD) [4, 5].


Coronary Heart Disease Coronary Heart Disease Risk Familial Hypercholesterolemia Framingham Risk Score Bile Acid Sequestrant 
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ATP-binding cassette transporter A


ATP-binding cassette transporter G


Acute Coronary Syndrome


Adult Treatment Panel III


Coronary artery disease


Cholesterol esters


Cholesterol ester transfer protein


Coronary Heart Disease


Creatine kinase


Chronic kidney disease






Diabetes Mellitus


Fatty acid


Free cholesterol


Familial combined hyperlipidemia


Familial defective apolipoprotein B


Free fatty acids


Familial hypercholesterolemia


Framingham Risk Score


Glomerular Filtration Rate




High density lipoprotein


High density lipoprotein cholesterol


Intermediate density lipoprotein


Lecithin cholesterolacyl transferase


Low density lipoprotein


Low density lipoprotein cholesterol


LDL receptor


Liver function tests


Lipoprotein lipase


Metabolic syndrome


Myocardial Infarction


Non high density lipoprotein cholesterol


National Cholesterol Education Program


Percutaneous intervention




Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha


Randomized control trial


Risk factors


Total cholesterol


Therapeutic lifestyle changes




Type 2 diabetes mellitus


Very low density lipoprotein


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shriram Nallamshetty
    • 1
  • Jorge Plutzky
    • 2
  • Jorge Plutzky
    • 3
  1. 1.Harvard Medical School Cardiology Division, Department of MedicineMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Vascular Disease Prevention Program, Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of MedicineBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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