SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.10 issue4Effect of elastic stockings on biomarkers levels of muscle soreness in volleyball players after exerciseImpact of socioeconomic markers in severity of lower extremity lymphedema author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links


Jornal Vascular Brasileiro

Print version ISSN 1677-5449


ASHMAIG, Mohmed et al. Levels of apolipoproteins as risk factors for coronary artery disease. J. vasc. bras. [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.4, pp.293-297. ISSN 1677-5449.

INTRODUCTION: The Saudi population is renowned for their unhealthy diet and physical inactivity. OBJECTIVE:To investigate apolipoproteins B (apo B), A-I (apo A-I) and B/A-I as risk factors that might be associated with increased incidence of the coronary artery disease. METHODS: Two hundred and twenty subjects suspected of having the coronary artery disease underwent coronary angiography and blood draw following a 12-hour fast. Apolipoproteins B and A-I were both measured by turbidimetric methods. RESULTS: One hundred and forty subjects were positive and 80 subjects were negative for the coronary artery disease. Both apolipoproteins were found to be statistically significant as risk factors for the coronary artery disease: apolipoprotein B (105.33±29.22 versus 94.56±24.35 mg/dL, p<0.003), apolipoprotein A-I (123.98±25.6 versus 133.5±24.1 mg/dL, p<0.004) and apolipoproteins B/A-I (0.88±0.28 versus 0.72±0.2, p<0.0001). CONCLUSIONS:Measurements of apolipoproteins B, A-I and calculation of apolipoproteins B/A-I ratio either instead of or in addition to the customary measurements of lipoprotein cholesterol may significantly add to predicting and assessing the coronary risk factors in the Saudi population.

Keywords : apolipoprotein B; apolipoprotein A-I; coronary artery disease.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in English     · English ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License