The association of lipoprotein(a) with incident heart failure hospitalization: Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study.

TitleThe association of lipoprotein(a) with incident heart failure hospitalization: Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsAgarwala, A, Pokharel, Y, Saeed, A, Sun, W, Virani, SS, Nambi, V, Ndumele, C, Shahar, E, Heiss, G, Boerwinkle, E, Konety, S, Hoogeveen, RC, Ballantyne, CM
JournalAtherosclerosis
Volume262
Pagination131-137
Date Published2017 Jul
ISSN1879-1484
Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] is a proatherogenic lipoprotein associated with coronary heart disease, ischemic stroke, and more recently aortic stenosis and heart failure (HF). We examined the association of Lp(a) levels with incident HF hospitalization in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. We also assessed the relationship between Lp(a) levels and arterial stiffness as a potential mechanism for development of HF.

METHODS: Lp(a) was measured in 14,154 ARIC participants without prevalent HF at ARIC visit 1 (1987-1989). The association of Lp(a) quintiles with incident HF hospitalization was assessed using Cox proportional-hazards models. Arterial stiffness parameters were stratified based on Lp(a) quintiles, and p-trend was calculated across ordered groups.

RESULTS: At a median follow-up of 23.4 years, there were 2605 incident HF hospitalizations. Lp(a) levels were directly associated with incident HF hospitalization in models adjusted for age, race, gender, systolic blood pressure, history of hypertension, diabetes, smoking status, body mass index, heart rate, and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (quintile 5 vs. quintile 1: hazard ratio [HR] 1.24, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.09-1.41; p-trend across increasing quintiles

CONCLUSIONS: Increased Lp(a) levels were associated with increased risk of incident HF hospitalization. After excluding prevalent and incident myocardial infarction, the association was no longer significant. Lp(a) levels were not associated with arterial stiffness parameters.

DOI10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2017.05.014
Alternate JournalAtherosclerosis
PubMed ID28554015
PubMed Central IDPMC5523851
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HHSN268201100009C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100005C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
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