High-density lipoprotein and atheroma monitoring

Stephen Nicholls, E. Murat Tuzcu

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Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To highlight the use of arterial wall imaging to evaluate the impact of therapies that promote high-density lipoproteins. RECENT FINDINGS: High-density lipoproteins possess a number of biological properties, which have a direct impact on the extent and composition of atherosclerosis. Arterial wall imaging has been employed to demonstrate the beneficial influence on atherosclerosis of a number of therapeutic agents that modify high-density lipoprotein. SUMMARY: Atheroma imaging has become an integral component of the clinical development of novel therapeutic agents designed to promote the atheroprotective activity of high-density lipoprotein.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386-392
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Cardiology
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2008

Keywords

  • Atherosclerosis
  • High-density lipoproteins
  • Imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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