Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol goal attainment in patients with clinical evidence of familial hypercholesterolemia and elevated Lp(a)

Andrea Schwarz, Ilja Demuth, Ulf Landmesser, Arash Haghikia, Maximilian König & Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen
Abstract Background Although potent lipid-lowering therapies are available, patients commonly fall short of recommended low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) and elevated lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] and LDL-C goal attainment, as well as the prevalence and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD). Moreover, we characterized patients failing to meet recommended LDL-C goals. Methods We performed a cross-sectional analysis in a cohort of patients undergoing...
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