Published on November 8, 2012 at 6:35 AM
"These findings from TRIUMPH indicate that the more granular assessment of HDL subclasses adds important information beyond that provided by total HDL cholesterol levels alone," said Martin. "After myocardial infarction, risk information captured in HDL2 and HDL3 cholesterol does not appear to be the same. Our findings speak to the complexity of HDL and help inform this rapidly evolving and intriguing HDL story."
Study authors examined data from 2,465 patients from the TRIUMPH registry to determine the relative prognostic importance of HDL subclasses (larger, more buoyant HDL2 and smaller, more dense HDL3) after AMI. The Translational Research Investigating Underlying Disparities in Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients' Health Status (TRIUMPH) study is a prospective, 24-center U.S. study of AMI outcomes.
VAP Lipid Panel Research highlights importance of LDL and HDL subclass identification in heart disease risk assessment and mortality.
"Both presentations add to our knowledge of residual risk and the impact that cholesterol subfractions can have on cardiovascular risk assessment and prognosis," said Chief Medical Officer Michael E. Cobble, M.D. "These results will lead to more research that further clarifies the role of lipid subfraction measurement, beyond the capabilities of the basic lipid panel, leading to improved risk identification and management."
Source Atherotech Diagnostics Lab