Dr Esther Ooi

Institute: University of Western Australia
Category: Biomedical
Current Project

Lipid disorders in patients at high cardiovascular disease risk

Emerging evidence suggests that people with high blood levels of a molecule known as lipoprotein(a) _ or Lp(a) _ have a 60% higher risk of dying from a heart attack.

Lp(a) is a low density lipoprotein (LDL), or bad cholesterol-like molecule found in the blood. Why Lp(a) levels are high, how…

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