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Journal of Clinical Lipidology

Year: 2014  |  Volume: 8  |  Issue: 4  |  Page No.: 448 - 450

Dramatic lowering of very high Lp(a) in response to niacin

Min Li, Ramesh Saeedi, Simon W. Rabkin and Jiri Frohlich


We describe a patient with markedly elevated lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) without any other lipid abnormalities. After a myocardial infarction, she was treated with combination of extended-release niacin and statin. An 88% reduction in Lp(a) was observed during 5 years of treatment, which is much better response than usually reported.

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