Lipoprotein Associated Phospholipase A2 is a type of enzyme that is responsible for causing inflammation of blood vessels. It results in a common disorder of the arteries called atherosclerosis. Thus this test helps in monitoring the activity of Lipoprotein Associated Phospholipase A2 present in the blood.
Coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke are caused due to deposits of fats in the arteries. This results in blockage of blood vessels and leads to heart attacks and brain damage.
Coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke can also lead to various other health problems such as diabetes, high level of cholesterol, increased low-density lipoprotein and high blood pressure.