I want to reduce my heart disease risk!
If so, I am sure you want to do all you can to prevent the risk of heart disease. We have known for a while that something called lipoprotein (a), which is found in the blood, seems to increase the risk of hardening of the arteries. However, there has been no treatment that lowers it. This means that it is not routinely measured in blood tests.
There is now a possible new treatment for people who have a raised level of Lp(a) and already have heart disease. They may also have had a stroke, or narrowings to the leg arteries.
How do I know if I have raised Lp(a)?
You probably don’t! But if you are interested intaking part in the study, , please get in touch. We will then send you all the information about it. After reading it, if you are still interested, we will get you to sign a consent form and take some blood when Lp(a) is measured. If it is raised, you would be able to take part in the study if you wish to do so. If it is not raised we will give you lots of information how to reduce your risk factors, but unfortunately you can’t take part in the study.
Interested in learning more?
You can read more on the current studies page of our website. If you are interested in the more technical parts, information is available on the clinical trials.gov website. Be warned – it is very technical, so not easy to understand. The trial is called Horizon and is sponsored by Novartis.