What is it?

Lipoproteins are made of protein and fat, and help carry cholesterol while it travels through the blood. Lipoproteins may accumulate in the blood vessels, creating plaques which might decrease the blood flow to the brain, heart and other important organs. High levels of lipoprotein (a) are associated with higher risk of thromboembolic events such as heart attack or a stroke.

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Signs & symptoms

Many people with Elevated Lipoprotein(a) have no symptoms at all, others may suffer from peripheral arterial disease, causing intermittent claudication, coronary artery disease, obesity,and aortic stenosis symptoms such as dyspnea, fatigue and syncope.


High Lp(a) levels, defined as greater than 50 mg/dL (125 nmol/L), and it varies by race and sex.


Elevated Lipoprotein(a) is not affected by dietary changes or exercise. The only treatment approved is lipoprotein apheresis. Also, treating LDL cholesterol levels is important.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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