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Three Cardiovascular Risk Cases: Why and Who Should We Be Testing for Lp(a)

Authors: Kausik K. Ray, MBChB, MD, MPhil, FRCP; Florian Kronenberg, MD, PhDFaculty and Disclosures

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Posted: 17/04/2023

This educational activity is intended for an international audience of non-US cardiologists, primary care physicians, endocrinologists/diabetologists, and nurses.

The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able to identify in which patients to obtain lipoprotein (Lp)(a) measurements, and what to do with those Lp(a) measurements once obtained.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Screening for Lp(a) in patients with and at risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
    • Management of Lp(a)
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Screening for Lp(a) in appropriate patients

Educational Impact Challenge

The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able to identify in which patients to obtain lipoprotein (Lp)(a) measurements, and what to do with those Lp(a) measurements once obtained.

Before you begin this activity, please assess your clinical knowledge by completing this brief survey. Answering these questions again after the activity will allow you to see what you learned and to compare your answers with those of your peers.

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