The aim of this study is to learn more about Lipoprotein(a) values (a type of protein in the blood) in people with heart disease.
Lipoprotein(a) is a particle in the blood that is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease. People who have high levels of Lp(a) are more likely to have cardiovascular events such as heart attacks. Unlike other risk factors that can be influenced by lifestyle, people inherit Lp(a) levels and they stay stable from childhood. Until more recently, we did not understand the role of Lp(a) very well. This study aims to collect data on Lp(a) in patients with heart disease to better understand this risk.
For this study, if your Lp(a) value is known, we don’t need to carry out any additional tests beyond what your doctor would do as part of your routine medical care. If your Lp(a) value is unknown, you will visit our facility once so we can take a blood sample.
This study is sponsored by Amgen.