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A Strong and Independent predictor of ASCVD Events

Lp-PLA2 appears to act synergistically with CRP (measured as hsCRP), such that risk is substantial when both are elevated. However, while CRP is a marker of general inflammation, Lp-PLA2 appears to specifically indicate vascular inflammation and is not influenced by obesity

Reference: ENDOCRINE PRACTICE Vol 23 (Suppl 2) April 2017