Table 2

 Effect of LDL apheresis on plasma lipoproteins (mmol/l)

PlasmaLDLHDLVLDL
CholesterolTriglyceridesCholesterolTriglyceridesCholesterolTriglyceridesCholesterolTriglycerides
Before apheresis3.66 (0.33)1.91 (0.22)2.19 (0.29)0.46 (0.07)0.91 (0.12)0.31 (0.06)0.57 (0.10)1.15 (0.24)n=8
Apheresis (1st hour)2.91 (0.21)** 0.95 (0.08)** 1.86 (0.19)* 0.32 (0.05)0.85 (0.09)0.38 (0.05)0.20 (0.03)* 0.29 (0.02)** n=8
Apheresis (2nd hour)2.66 (0.22)** 0.91 (0.08)** 1.63 (0.17)* 0.30 (0.05)* 0.81 (0.10)0.31 (0.04)0.22 (0.04)* 0.30 (0.04)* n=8
After apheresis (1st hour)2.49 (0.22)** 1.16 (0.08)* 1.37 (0.20)** 0.26 (0.06)* 0.81 (0.07)0.34 (0.04)0.30 (0.04)* 0.55 (0.05)* n=7
After apheresis (2nd hour)2.58 (0.22)* 1.62 (0.11)* 1.41 (0.21)* 0.27 (0.06)0.77 (0.08)0.38 (0.08)0.40 (0.05)0.96 (0.16)n=6
  • Significance of change in relation to values before apheresis:*p<0.05; **p<0.01. Students t test.