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Tag "cardiovascular disease (CVD)"

Primary genetic disorders affecting high density lipoprotein (HDL)

Authors: Constantine E Kosmas MD, PhD, Delia Silverio MD, Andreas Sourlas, Frank Garcia MD, Peter D Montan MD, Eliscer Guzman MD

This review aims to describe certain genetic disorders associated with either low or high plasma HDL-C and discuss their clinical features, associated risk for cardiovascular events, and treatment options.

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High-density lipoprotein (HDL) functionality and its relevance to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

Authors: Constantine E Kosmas MD, PhD, Ian Martinez MD, Andreas Sourlas, Kyriaki V Bouza MD, Frederick N Campos MD, Verenisse Torres MD, Peter D Montan MD, Eliscer Guzman MD

This review aims to present and discuss the current clinical and scientific evidence pertaining to the significance of HDL functionality over the actual HDL-C concentration in mediating the favorable effects on the cardiovascular system.

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