Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Lp(a)

10' education - July 14, 2020 - Nick Nurmohamed, MD - Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands

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  • What is lipoprotein(a)/Lp(a)? 00:14
  • Lp(a) and CVD risk 01:49
  • Lp(a) and FH 02:26
  • Take home messages 04:40

Is measurement of Lp(a) recommended in patients with suspected FH?

  • A. No, this is not necessary; it is sufficient to measure LDL-c
  • B. Yes, because low Lp(a) levels are distinctive of diagnosed FH patients
  • C. Yes, because high Lp(a) levels may partially explain elevated LDL-c in some patients
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Educational information

The aim of this video is to highlight various aspects that are important for the diagnosis and treatment of Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) and thereby raise awareness about FH.


Nick Nurmohamed, MD is PhD candidate at the Amsterdam UMC in the Netherlands.


The views expressed in this recording are those of the individual presenter and do not necessarily reflect the views of PACE-cme.

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