Apolipoprotein B

Apolipoprotein B

1.    Measurement of LDL-C and HDL-C are inaccurate, so why measure?

2.  All the apoB-containing particles are atherogenic; the measurement of apoB encompasses all of them, which must be reduced.

3.   On treatment, apoB reduction is a better marker. The discordance is more since LDL-C-lowering is more than apoB.

4.    Both in primary and secondary prevention cohorts – ApoB is better predictor.

5.    Clear targets, no fasting sample required. Cost is reasonable.

Dr. D Prabhakar

Dr. Prabakar is Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Yashoda Hospital Secunderabad. He Completed MBBS in 1990, Madras Medical College, Chennai. MD (Internal Medicine) in 1992, JIPMER, Pondy, India. DM (Cardiology) in 1998, Madras Medical College, Chennai, India and Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Madras Medical College, Chennai 1998 - 2002. He Has Member in Cardiological Society of India Association of Physicians of India and European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions.

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