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Table 1 Diagnostic criteria used to identify CD-H and CD-L patients with Cardiovascular Atherosclerotic Disease (CD)

From: A study of the average effect of the 3'APOB-VNTR polymorphism on lipidemic parameters could explain why the short alleles (<35 repeats) are rare in centenarians

Patients with Cardiovascular Atherosclerotic Disease (CD)
Coronary Artery Disease   
- Myocardial Infarction assessment of myocardial ischaemia (exercise test and/or myocardial perfusion scintigraphy)
- Angina Pectoris   
- PTCA (Percutaneous Transfemoral Coronary Angioplasty)   
- CABG (Coronary Artery By-pass Graft)   
Carotid Atherosclerosis assessment of stenosis ≤50%, occlusion (echo-color-doppler)
Peripheral Arterial Disease echo-color-doppler; Index's Windsor <0.8
and with dyslipidemia
HDL-Cholesterol   ≤35 mg/dl (CD-H patients)*
LDL-Cholesterol   ≥170 mg/dl (CD-L patients)*
With or Without   
Tryglycerides   ≥170 mg/dl
  1. *Cutoff values were chosen on the basis of the average serum levels of HDL-C and LDL-C in southern Italian adult males not affected by any clinically manifest disease.