Lipoprotein (a): “the horrible cholesterol”. A family tree
█ Case report
Kiss Róbert Gábor
MH Egészségügyi Központ – Honvédkórház, Budapest
High level of lipoprotein (a) is a hereditary, independent cardiovascular risk factor. In the contrary to other lipid disorders, lifestyle measures cannot reduce lipoprotein (a) level. Nevertheless recognizing persons living with this abnormality holds importance: early discovery of impending atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease; focusing on other, modifiable risk factors (LDL-cholesterol, smoking etc.) may slow down the progression of the disease. Family search of a proband offers easy way to find people with this abnormality. The case report focuses on a family with this disorder.