Lipid Biomarkers for Risk Assessment in Acute Coronary Syndromes

Jeffrey W. Meeusen, Leslie J. Donato, Allan S Jaffe

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Purpose of Review: The objective of this review was to summarize evidence gathered for the prognostic value of routine and novel blood lipids and lipoproteins measured in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Recent Findings: Data supports clear association with risk and actionable value for non-high-density lipoprotein (Non-HDL) cholesterol and plasma ceramides in a setting of ACS. The prognostic value and clinical actionability of apolipoprotein B (apoB) and lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] in ACS have not been thoroughly tested, while the data for omega-3 fatty acids and oxidized low-density lipoprotein (Ox-LDL) are either untested or more varied. Summary: Measuring basic lipids, which should include Non-HDL cholesterol, at the time of presentation for ACS is guideline mandated. Plasma ceramides also provide useful information to guide both treatment decisions and follow-up. Additional studies targeting ACS patients are necessary for apoB, Lp(a), omega-3 fatty acids, and Ox-LDL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number48
JournalCurrent Cardiology Reports
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017


  • Apolipoprotein B
  • Ceramides
  • Lipoprotein(a)
  • Non-HDL cholesterol
  • Omega-3
  • Oxidized LDL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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