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Elevated Lp(a) identified as a "risk factor" in the new 2013 ACC/AHA Guidelines on Cholesterol

Wednesday, November 13, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sandra Tremulis
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2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults

A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines

Endorsed by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, American Pharmacists Association, American Society for Preventive Cardiology, Association of Black Cardiologists, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, and WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease 

Jennifer Robinson, MD, MPH, FAHA, Vice Chair
Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, FAHA, Vice Chair
C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FAHA, FACC
Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, FACC, FAHA
Conrad B. Blum, MD, FAHA
Patrick McBride, MD, MPH, FAHA
Robert H. Eckel, MD, FAHA
J. Sanford Schwartz, MD
Anne C. Goldberg, MD, FACP, FAHA
Susan T. Shero, MS, RN*
David Gordon, MD*
Sidney C. Smith, Jr, MD, FACC, FAHA
Daniel Levy, MD*
Karol Watson, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA
Peter W.F. Wilson, MD, FAHA Lp(a)

Elevated levels of Lp(a) are associated with an increased risk for premature ASCVD and often have a familial pattern, as plasma Lp(a) levels are determined to a great extent genetically. Renal failure also leads to Lp(a) elevations.





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