Lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), is an important genetic risk factor for heart attacks and strokes. Many are unaware of what Lp(a) is or know that they should request for it to be tested. The FH Foundation is hosting a Lp(a) 101 webinar featuring Dr Mary McGowan, Chief Medical Officer of the FH … Read More
Lp(a) News & Blog
Four years ago, when I was out on my daily four-mile walk, I had a very strange sensation, come over my chest and neck. It only lasted a few minutes, so I continued on my walk. It was alarming, but not enough to make me stop or pay too much attention.
But later that day, when I was packing for a hiking … Read More
Awareness of the impact of high lipoprotein(a) as an important genetic risk factor for heart disease is growing. Today, lipoprotein(a) treatments are limited, but there is exciting progress being made with new Lp(a) treatments in clinical studies.
Here are answers to some of the most common questions related to testing for Lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a).
Lipoprotein (a), sometimes called “Lp little a,” is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The level of Lp(a) found in your blood is entirely determined by genes passed to you by your parents.
Your Lp(a) level can’t be modified through diet or exercise. It remains stable throughout … Read More
At age 30, Gail Titus found herself scared, bewildered, and heartbroken. Her father had a fatal heart attack at the age of 58. She wondered if the same thing might happen to her, but she convinced herself it wouldn’t. She never smoked. She wasn’t overweight like her father had been. She wasn’t … Read More