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Kalenich OS, Tertov VV, Novikov ID, Vorob'eva EG, Perova NV, Metel'skaia VA, Pomerantsev EV, Liakishev AA, Ruda MIa, Orekhov AN
Kardiologiia 1991 Feb 31:2 42-4


The study was undertaken to examine 134 patients who were divided into 2 groups: 1) those with angiographically documented coronary atherosclerosis and 2) those with unaltered coronary arteries. The levels of immune complex cholesterol and the parameters of serum lipid spectrum were investigated in all the patients. The level of immune complex cholesterol and the apo B/apo AI ratio were the most informative indices in the characterization of coronary atherosclerosis. Immune complex cholesterol may be used as a marker of coronary atherosclerosis, the diagnostic accuracy is 78% with this method.