Lipoprotein (a): More than a bystander in the etiology of hypertension? A study on essential hypertensive patients not yet on treatment.

Ghorbani, A. and Rafieian-Kopaei, M. and Nasri, H. (2013) Lipoprotein (a): More than a bystander in the etiology of hypertension? A study on essential hypertensive patients not yet on treatment. Journal of nephropathology, 2 (1). pp. 67-70. ISSN 2251-8363

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Abstract

BACKGROUND Hypertension (HTN) is a very common disorder with a substantial impact on public health because of its complications. OBJECTIVES To study the association of serum lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] elevation with essential hypertension (eHTN). PATIENTS AND METHODS This study was conducted on a group of essential hypertensive patients. Laboratory exams consisting of serum creatinine and Lp(a) were measured. RESULTS Ninety five essential hypertensive patients were enrolled to the study. Serum LP (a) in patients was 46.5±20. In patients an inverse correlation between serum Lp(a) andcreatinine clearance was seen (r = -0.175 p<0.05). There was a significant correlation between serum Lp(a) and age (r =0.191 p<0.05) or duration of HTN (known duration of hypertension period) (r =0.362 p<0.05). CONCLUSIONS Our data suggest that Lp(a) may be involved as a cofactor in essential hypertension, with a mechanism that remains to be elucidated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Essential hypertension Lipoprotein (a) Renal failure
Subjects: WG Cardiovascular System
QU Biochemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Internal Medicine
Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Medical Plants Research Center
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2017 04:30
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2017 04:30
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2782

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