Cardiovascular risk markers in geriatric patients: focus on lipoprotein associated phospholipase A2

Authors: J. Fortunato;  P. Skořepa;  M. Fortunato 1;  V. Bláha
Published in: Geriatrie a Gerontologie 2018, 7, č. 2: 68-71


The leading cause of death in developed countries are still complications of cardiovascular diseases. Atherosclerosis is one of the main risk factors and the main pathophysiological mechanism of these diseases. It is thus of paramount importance to identify potential risk factors of atherosclerosis at early stages, or even as a part of primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases. In the past years many new markers were explored, however their value in the context of clinical praxis (risk stratification, therapeutic interventions…) is still questionable. This paper tries to elucidate on the available methods to examine atherosclerosis, focusing especially on the geriatric population, where this issue is very common.

markers – phospholipase A2


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