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Atherogenic Index of Plasma in Acute Coronary Syndrome: An Observational Study in a Tertiary Care Hospital

Surya Kantha Bugge

Keywords : Acute coronary syndrome, Atherogenic index of plasma, Coronary artery disease, High-density lipoprotein, Low-density lipoprotein, Triglycerides

Citation Information : Bugge SK. Atherogenic Index of Plasma in Acute Coronary Syndrome: An Observational Study in a Tertiary Care Hospital. Indian J Med Biochem 2023; 27 (1):14-17.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10054-0214

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 07-12-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Atherogenic index of plasma (AIP) is a log of triglyceride (TG) to high-density lipoprotein (HDL) ratio in mmoL/L is a surrogate marker of lipoprotein size of low-density lipoprotein and HDL, smaller the size, greater the atherogenicity. Materials and methods: A total of 102 participants with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and 90 non-coronary artery disease (CAD) asymptomatic participants, not on lipid reduction, were consequently observed and the traditional risk factors and lipidogram were noted and AIP was calculated from the lipidograms. Results: Atherogenic index of plasma values was considerably higher in patients with ACS than in Non-CAD patients p < 0.00001 and was raised in the male gender p < 0.01. Discussion: Atherogenic index of plasma used as a predictive and prognostic marker in CAD, ischemic stroke, metabolic syndrome it's been studied that higher the AIP, higher the angiographically proven lesions according to the Gensen score. Conclusion: Atherogenic index of plasma is an economical and novel biomarker of atherogenicity.

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