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Journal highlights March/April on state of the art of HDL in the management of ASCVD

Tuesday 7 May 2019   (0 Comments)
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In our regular feature, Editor-in-Chief Arnold von Eckardstein highlights interesting articles from recent issues of Atherosclerosis journal. The highlights are an easy way for you to get an overview of the issue content every month.

The March and April issues of Atherosclerosis contain several articles, which discuss the state of the art of HDL in the management of ASCVD and describe novel approaches to exploit the anti-atherogenic properties of HDL for diagnostics and treatment.

Because of the inverse association between HDL cholesterol and risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in many epidemiological studies, as well as many protective likely anti-atherogenic properties of HDL in vitro and in vivo, HDL has been pursued for a long time as a therapeutic target in cardiovascular medicine. Futile intervention trials as well as lack of genetic causality shed doubt on the suitability of HDL-cholesterol as a therapeutic target. 

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