Which test results may predict cardiovascular events in patients with hypertriglyceridemia (high triglyceride levels)?

Updated: Jul 23, 2021
  • Author: Mary Ellen T Sweeney, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Although some studies have shown that tests such as C-reactive protein (CRP) and total homocysteine levels have some predictive value in screening for vascular disease, and thus are emerging as nontraditional risk factors for coronary heart disease, further investigation is needed to determine their value. [45] Nonfasting triglyceride levels may reflect the level of atherogenic remnant lipoproteins and may even be stronger predictors of cardiovascular events than traditional fasting lipids. [47]


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