Navigation Links
Hidden Heart Risk Revealed: Non-Profit Empowers 30% Of Americans At Risk To Be Advocates

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of Americans, yet 50% of hospital admissions for coronary artery disease have normal LDL-cholesterol.(i) The Lipoprotein(a) Foundation is revealing this hidden risk for patients.

"Patients with elevated Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] levels have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack, stroke and peripheral arterial disease(ii). Lp(a) is a genetically-determined condition that is not responsive to lifestyle changes. Elevated Lp(a) levels are present in about 30% of the population at large(iii). Since Lp(a) is not currently routinely measured by physicians, many patients are unaware that they have elevated levels. Lp(a) can be measured with a routine lipid blood panel, but there is no adequate treatment currently to lower levels. Knowledge of elevated Lp(a) levels may motivate physicians to treat their patients' risk factors more aggressively and patients to live a heart healthy lifestyle until specific therapies can be developed and tested clinically," said Sotirios Tsimikas, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Director of Vascular Medicine at the University of California San Diego. "The Lipoprotein(a) Foundation is a needed resource for education of patients and their families that aims to raise public awareness of the potential risk of elevated Lp(a) levels that will hopefully lead to prevention and early treatment of cardiovascular disease."

"It is now documented that elevated Lp(a) levels not only cause heart attacks, but also aortic valve stenosis, another serious and potentially deadly heart disease. Therefore like those with heart attacks, individuals with aortic valve stenosis and their family members should have Lp(a) measured," said Professor, Chief Physician Børge Nordestgaard from Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark. He adds "It is a great commitment to initiate the Lipoprotein(a) Foundation, as this may help more individuals and patients being diagnosed with this genetic disorder."(iv)

See Sandra's story here: Find out more about the mission of the Lipoprotein(a) Foundation and people can receive the latest information on Lp(a) by becoming members of the Lipoprotein(a) Foundation at

Media Contact:
Sandra Tremulis
President and Founder
(650) 995-3242

i Sachdeva A, Cannon CP, Deedwania PC, et al. Lipid levels in patients hospitalized with coronary artery disease: An analysis of 136,905 hospitalizations in Get With The Guidelines. AM Heart J 2009;157:111-7.e2.

ii Nordestgaard B, Chapman J, et al. Lipoprotein(a) as a cardiovascular risk factor current status. European Heart J 2010;31, 2844-2853

iii Tsimikas S, Hall J. Lipoprotein(a) as a Potential Causal Genetic Risk Factor of Cardiovascular Disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Aug 21;60(8):716-21. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2012.04.038

iv Thanassoulis G, et al. Genetic associations with valvular calcification and aortic stenosis.N Engl J Med. 2013 Feb 7;368(6):503-12. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1109034

SOURCE The Lipoprotein(a) Foundation
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. The Hidden Complications of Single-Sided Deafness
2. Consumers Are Advised to Be Aware of Hidden Costs in Some Discount Dental Plans
3. Amgen To Webcast Investor Meeting At Upcoming American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2013
4. ChanRx to Present Results of Phase IIb Study in Atrial Fibrillation at the 2013 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions
5. 1,200th Worldwide Implant of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Occurs in Indiana
6. HeartWare Presentation At The Canaccord Genuity Medical Technology & Diagnostics Forum To Be Webcast
7. Helping New Yorkers Prevent Heart Attacks: Itamar Medical Joins The Fight With New Campaign
8. Millennium HealthCare Launches its Nation Wide Roll Out with Heart Smart Inc.
9. HeartWare International Reports $54.8 Million In Third Quarter 2013 Revenue; 140% Increase From Third Quarter Of 2012
10. Preventing Heart Disease One Step at a Time
11. Study Finds Pre-Hospital Administration Of Bivalirudin Substantially Improves Outcomes Compared To Heparin In Heart Attack Patients
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)...  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) today announced the ... the United States (U.S.) Food and ... to Humira ® (adalimumab). Amgen believes this submission ... FDA and represents Amgen,s first BLA submission using the ... M.D., executive vice president of Research and Development at ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Nov. 25, 2015  The American Academy of ... (ACOG), and the March of Dimes cheered today,s ... Our Infants Act of 2015 (S.799), which ... newborns born exposed to drugs, such as opioids, ... introduction, all three organizations have worked together leading ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 2015  Linden Care, LLC, a retail specialty pharmacy ... patients suffering from chronic pain, said today that it ... Order (TRO) enjoining Express Scripts from unilaterally terminating the ... --> --> The company said ... options. --> --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 2015 , ... The McHenry County law firm of Botto Gilbert Lancaster, ... Francisco J. Botto and Alex C. Wimmer. Attorneys Botto and Wimmer represented the claimant ... (2d) 130884WC. , According to court documents, Adcock testified that on May 10, 2010 ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... ... SCOTTSDALE, AZ) - Today, Dr. Todd C. Hobgood ... non-surgical treatments, announced the expansion of his private practice capabilities with the grand ... trained and nationally recognized for his natural approach, Dr. Todd Hobgood serves the ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... In an ongoing Clinical Study conducted ... in Chicago, IL, UV Angel is evaluating the efficacy of its product and its ... units (totaling 30 beds) from May 2014 through October 2015 at a 360-bed, acute-care, ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... scholarships for people struggling with eating disorders as a result of the $20,000 ... annual event, held at Fox Run Golf Club in Eureka, will help individuals ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Davie, Florida (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 ... ... PharmaTech LLC has announced that it has undertaken significant expansion of its current ... Florida. The investment is part of PharmaTech’s strategy to increase its manufacturing capacity ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):