Chances are you do not know if your Lipoprotein(a) level is elevated because it has never been measured. Lipoprotein(a), also known as Lp(a), is a particle in the blood that carries cholesterol and resembles LDL except that it includes an extra protein [apolipoprtotein(a)] that adds risk. Elevated … Read More →
Author Archives: Diane MacDougall
Heart disease may run in the family, but family screening involves more than genetics.
Maybe you always knew that heart disease ran in your family. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), perhaps you now understand why. If early heart disease or stroke along … Read More →
The message is clear and important. There are simple tests to diagnose familial hypercholesterolemia (FH); and effective, affordable treatments to lower LDL cholesterol to stop early heart disease and stroke. But today, only about 15 to 20% of people with FH are being diagnosed and some of them are … Read More →