Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Does lipoprotein testing (like apolipoprotein B) provide meaningful cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment or management information? (For this article^ “lipoproteins” do not include LDL or HDL.)

Bottom-line:
Lipoproteins (like apolipoprotein B) are associated with CVD but so are -300 other risk factors. Lipoproteins do not add meaningfully to risk estimation before treatment or prediction of benefit with treatment. Assess risk with CVD risk calculators and treat with proven therapies.


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Publication Date: 2014-9-29
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 16:11:25