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Atherotech Diagnostics Lab Release: VAP® Lipid Panel Helps Predict Heart Attack Risk and Improved Outcomes in African Americans


11/6/2012 8:45:57 AM

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In an effort to better identify and treat heart disease among African Americans, researchers today presented findings showing that higher levels of HDL3 subclasses measured with the VAP Lipid Panel were associated with less risk for heart attacks in Jackson Heart Study participants. The oral abstract #17632 HDL Subclasses are Not All Created Equal: Association of HDL Subclasses and Incident Cardiovascular Events in African Americans from the Jackson Heart Study presented by study lead author Parag H. Joshi, M.D., demonstrated that HDL3 subfraction cholesterol was inversely associated with cardiovascular events, and was the main driver behind the inverse association of HDL cholesterol and cardiovascular risk.

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