Elevated Lipoprotein(a) causes heart attacks and is hereditary. If anyone in your family has had an unexplained heart attack you should ask your doctor for a test of your Lp(a) Levels. Lipoprotein(a) is not routinely tested in the United States with the rest of your Lipid Panel. This leads to a high number of unexplained Heart Attacks and families searching for answers. You can find a printable form to bring to your doctor's office under the "Get Involved" Tab.
Elevated Lipoprotein(a) is Hereditary. Because it is genetic, families with a history of early, unexplained heart attacks need to be tested so treatment and prevention can be started. If any member of your family has had an unexplained heart attack it could have been caused by elevated lipoprotein(a) and their family members should have the test done once in their lifetime to find out their levels.