Elevated lipoprotein(a), hypertension and renal insufficiency found to be independent risk factors for CAD in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia

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Takeaway

  • Elevated lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)], hypertension and renal insufficiency are independent risk factors that predict CAD in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) beyond elevated pretreatment LDL-cholesterol; despite the cross-sectional design, this study proposes a need for id...