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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Strongest evidence yet that Lp(a) causes heart disease

Please do not forget that there is a overwhelming amount of data supporting lowering LDL as the most important marker for primary and secondary prevention of cardiac disease.

Research on sub-lipid particles, like LP(a), will be useful to measure to help reduce patients "residual risk", once LDL is < 70mg/dL.

"A novel genetic study provides the strongest evidence to date that Lp(a) is a causative factor for coronary disease; the results suggest that medications targeting Lp(a) could lower the risk of..."

For complete story visit theheart.org.

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