Lipoprotein (a) and vascular disease in diabetic patients

R. W. James, M. Boemi, C. Sirolla, L. Amadio, P. Fumelli, D. Pometta

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In order to assess the potential role of lipoprotein(a) as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in diabetes mellitus, plasma concentrations were measured in a large group (n=500) of non-insulin-dependent (NIDDM, n=355) and insulin-dependent (IDDM, n=145) patients. Concentrations of lipoprotein (a) were compared in diabetic patients with (n=153) or without (347) documented vascular disease (ischaemic heart disease, peripheral vascular disease or macroangiopathy). They were significantly higher (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)711-714
Number of pages4
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1995


  • apolipoproteins
  • Lipoprotein (a)
  • lipoproteins
  • risk factor
  • vascular disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


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