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Help is on the way for those at high risk of heart incident

 

Last updated 11/3/2022 at 4:32pm

Shelby Ramsey

Special to the Village News

Lp(a) is a genetic disorder that quietly lurks in many people's bodies. It is seldom discussed, nor understood, yet can play a significant role in their future health. Unfortunately, 1.4 billion people globally have this disorder, but don't know it.

"Lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), is a distinctive particle with two components: a lipoprotein core that resembles LDL, along with a shell that contains apolipoprotein(a), or apo(a)."*

It is an easy diagnostic test that a doctor can order in your next blood draw. If you don't know what it is, or what yo...



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