What measure from a lipid panel is the best predictor of cardiovascular risk?
Metadata[+] Show full item record
The ratio of total cholesterol (TC) to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) is the best predictor of total cardiovascular risk in the currently offered standard lipid panel. (SOR A, based on multiple prospective cohort studies.) The apoB/apoA-I ratio was shown to be superior in predicting risk of fatal myocardial infarction (MI) in 1 population, but the clinical importance of this finding is unclear.
Evidence Based Practice 12(6): 09-10.