Background: A causal role of HDL in the development of atherosclerosis is still under debate. A more important factor may be represented by HDL cholesterol efflux capacity, the first and most likely rate-limiting step of the reverse cholesterol transport. Recent studies regarding the association between HDL cholesterol efflux capacity and incident cardiovascular events, however, yielded conflicting data. In this report, we present a prospective observational study of patients referred to coronary angiography in which cholesterol efflux was examined in relation to morbidity and mortality.
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