You may have heard about Lipoprotein (a), Lp(a) or often referred to as “Lp little a.” Lp(a) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease.The level of Lp(a) found in a person’s blood is entirely genetically predetermined. This means that unlike other cardiac risk factors, Lp(a) can’t … Read More
What does it mean for FH?
The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association published a new guideline for the management of cholesterol in November 2018. The guideline was developed by a distinguished group of experts and endorsed by 10 other respected professional organizations. … Read More
Many people with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), who have the opportunity to take medications that dramatically lower cholesterol, often ask me about the old standby of cholesterol management, a healthy diet. Yes, you need a heart healthy diet. For FH, this means a diet low in saturated fat … Read More