‘Sleeper’ Cholesterol With Big Risks

It’s not a popular type of cholesterol like the “good” and “bad” kinds we test for.  But it may be linked to the third leading cause of heart disease in the country. Lp(a) is a protein that sits on the LDL particle, the one that carries so-called “bad” cholesterol. It appears that Lp(a) is causally … Read More

Battling the Enemies of Innovation

Every year, thousands of Americans with life-threatening aortic valve disease are told they are too old, too sick or too frail to undergo reparative surgery. Many hospitals are able to tell these patients what’s wrong with them; the vast majority will also tell them they’re simply out of luck. New technique Cleveland Clinic, however, didn’t … Read More