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July 2010 Br J Cardiol 2010;17:163-5

Lp(a) screening recommended by European Atherosclerosis Society 

BJ Cardio Staff

Abstract

A preview of the EAS statement was announced during the EAS 2010 Congress held in June in Hamburg, Germany, by Dr Børge Nordestgaard (University of Copenhagen, Denmark). He said bringing a patient’s Lp(a) level under 50 mg/dL should be a treatment priority, after the management of LDL cholesterol. It is thought that about 20% of people have plasma Lp(a) levels over 50 mg/dL, with no gender differences, but there are some racial differences, with whites and Asians having lower levels while black and Hispanics generally have somewhat higher levels. Since lifestyle appears to have little impact on Lp(a) level, the EAS recommends that 1 to 3 g

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