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Is Lipoprotein Associated Phospholipase A2 blood test  more specific test for (heart and brain) blood vessel inflamation (inflammation) than HS-CRP? What's the difference between them and which is better in predicting heart attacks and strokes in men? If normal range is < 200 ng/mL, does this means the lower the result the better, for example would having 80ng/mL  as result  be better than having 100 ng/mL as result  and 50 ng/mL even better than 80 ng/mL? Thanks
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Lipoprotein is a component of cholesterol and is only a research tool at this time and not used clinically on patients (essentially not ready yet for prime time). High sesnsitivity crp is a marker of inlammation that has been used in trials as a need for statin therapy with a mortality benefit when using it to guide starting statin therapy. It is not specific to the heart of brain, but more of a general marker of inflammation.
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