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Lipoprotein(a) Foundation Proposes New ICD-10 Diagnostic Code for Elevated Lp(a) During Cholesterol Month

To coincide with National Cholesterol Education Month, the Lipoprotein(a) Foundation is launching an education initiative titled, "Good, Bad and Genetic: Know ALL Your Cholesterol Numbers" to raise awareness of the impact of elevated Lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), and its significance as an independent, genetic risk factor for early cardiovascular disease, aortic stenosis and stroke.

Some 63 million people in the U.S. have inherited high Lp(a) and it is currently the strongest monogenetic risk

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