Lipoprotein(a) predicts risk of recurrent MI in older adults, Aus doctors find

But treatment should still focus on reducing LDL cholesterol, says cardiologist Professor Tom Marwick.
Rachel Fieldhouse
Professor Tom Marwick.

Over-60s with existing coronary heart disease have a higher risk of recurrent MI or angina in the presence of elevated lipoprotein(a) levels, results from a longitudinal study show.

Australian researchers say adults with lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), levels above 80nmol/L were 53% more likely to experience a second coronary event than those with a low concentration.