the Lipoprotein a foundation has helped save my life! it was the beginning of my journey in guiding me through what I needed to test to identify what ended up being significant heart disease. February of 2019 is when I found the group and June of 2019 I had two angioplastys and 6 stents. I went from thinking I was a healthy and active 56 year old to realizing that I wasn’t. From the outside I am fit and always took care of myself so looks as weKnow can be deceiving. The lipoprotein a foundation has provided me with the guidance I needed to push for testing that saved my life! Thank you especially to the founder, Sandra, who even offered me an opportunity to speak to her. she cares very much and her dedication to this cause has made a difference in my life and my family’s life. Since February of this year all 3 of my children have been tested and my sister and husband and ALL of us have elevated Lipoprotein a. So this foundation has reached my whole family and the life saving impact branches out far greater than just me.
A relative few of 'us' even get diagnosed for high LPa. Even fewer of us find the resources to begin treatment. This site provides current and ongoing information for treatment resources, facilities and practitioners who are equipped to manage LPa. I reference the Foundation with the Cardiologist I see along with the Endocrinologist. I have printed research articles from the site on several occasions or get reference info to forward to them. Apart from that aspect, consumers can gather to commiserate on treatment, care, resources, insurance and the like.
The photo is me going through apheresis for LPa removal.
Tom, thank you for sharing your very personal journey with high Lp(a) and your photo. A picture is worth a thousand words and to know you do this procedure every two weeks and endure 2 hours plus of plasma apheresis and probably have to travel to get to this site is humbling. This is the reason we started the foundation to find answers for our families and ease the burden and anxiety for the families.
When I found out I had elevated Lipoprotein(a), I was so happy to find this non profit. It gives accurate information about this condition and creates a place where patients can connect with each other.
Thank you we are so glad to be able to help you on this journey. Wishing you health and happiness.
This has been a wealth of information. My family has a history of heart disease and dying very young, and because of the information I received here I was tested and found that I have very high LPa. LPa is the ONLY risk factor I have and I knew nothing about it.
Thank you Sparkles, wishing you health and happiness always!
Sandra Revill Tremulis started this nonprofit because she and her family have very high lipoprotein a levels which has caused them to have very serious health problems.
Currently, the majority of physicians, patients, healthcare workers, etc. are not aware of lipoprotein a and the serious health conditions it causes such as kidney disease, heart attacks, strokes, etc. Lipoprotein a is hereditary and currently there are very few ways to lower it. More studies are needed to find ways to lower this potentially dangerous protein.
Sandra through her foundation is making people aware of this protein and how dangerous it can be. This foundation has all of the most recent findings, DNA findings, testings, studies, etc. on their facebook group.
Thank you Cynthia for sharing your story and we are glad we could help. These are exactly the reasons we started the foundation. Wishing you health and happiness!
I am a scientist with a Ph.D. in pharmacology. I met the founder at an American Heart Association event -- after I had a quintuple bypass. Two of my 3 children also have elevated Lp(a) levels. Thus, I am both a scientist that is interested in Lp(a) biology and an individual with a strong personal motivation to facilitate advances in treatment of Lp(a).
The Lipoprotein A Foundation is a group with an exceptional founder, Sandra Revill Tremulis, and an equally impressive scientific advisory board composed of scientific experts in lipoprotein(a) biology. Sandra has been amazingly focused and provides strong leadership. I consider her an outstanding role model and the Foundation a wonderful resource for both the patient community and for the physicians that treat the affected individuals.
Approximately 1/5 of the population has increased risk of atherosclerosis due to elevated Lp(a) levels, but most do not know it. This group provides robust educational and emotional support for individuals who have recently found that they have high Lp(a) levels, whether this occurs before or following a cardiac event. Through the advocacy efforts of the Foundation, an ICD-10 code has been developed to facilitate testing and treating elevated Lp(a) levels. The Foundation has raised awareness of the gravity of this condition and built interest in the pharma community to address the condition. We have progressed in the last couple of years from having only plasmapheresis as an effective means of lowering Lp(a) levels to having several new drugs in the development pipeline, at least one of which has been shown to lower Lp(a) levels by up to 90% with biweekly or monthly injections. These drugs are entering phase II and III clinical trials, and the most recent trial (Novartis phase III) will seek to test the efficacy of its drug in >40,000 subjects worldwide. This development can be directly linked to the efforts of the Lipoprotein(a) Foundation.
Beyond advocacy and education, the Foundation provides a forum for interested individuals to share experiences, frustrations and triumphs. Critically, there are often discussions that wander toward pseudo-science. The forum is effective at reminding the participants of the evidence based medicine that guides its mission, and gently discourages propagation of non-evidence based treatments and theories.
David, thank you so much for sharing your experience with the foundation. Thank you also for the work you do!
This foundation is a life saver, literally!! Everyone needs to know about the lpa foundation
Tiffany, you are one of our heros! Thank you for sharing your video story on our web site www.lipoproteinafoundation.org Wishing you health and happiness always!
The LPa foundation is extraordinarily amazing. The founder Sandra has reached out to me personally many times and I have learned so much from her. To be diagnosed with high LPa is very scary, especially when you don’t have a clue what it is. This foundation is extremely educational and it benefits everybody.
Thank you for your comments. I represent the Lp(a) community and our families to achieve our mission of living in a world where high Lp(a) is routinely diagnosed, treated and family screened. Wishing you health and happiness always! There are truly mission moments for us!
The Lipoprotein Foundation gets 5 stars from me. I have gathered most of my information about Lp(a) from this foundation. There is a history of heart attacks at young ages (less than age 50). My doctor knew little about it but tested me on my request. Mine is high, very high. Thanks to this Foundation I am well versed and understand Lp(a), they have answered questions that my Dr. was not able to. I have donated several times, a fair traded for the information that I have received.
George, thank you for your continued support. We aspire to educate, empower and save lives with our mission. Wishing you health and happiness always!
I was just diagnosis with Cardiac Heart Disease and had a Heart Cath., on 02/14/19, I had a blockage of 85% so my docotor placed a Stent in....this is all so new to me. I just started Cardiac Rehab also. My Primary doctor ordered the Lipoprtein (a) I was shocked that I resulted extremely high! Wow! I researched yesterday and found this Foundation, very thankful, I need all the Information I can get to help me through this new life journey..........Thank you.....
You are so welcome. This is a mission moment for us and why we do what we do.
As a clinical lipid specialist this is my go-to site for patient education and continuing education for providers.
Thank you for your professional support, it is truly appreciated.
Sandra goes above & beyond to help people & raise awareness. She found us doctors that were knowledgeable in LPa, helped us get appointments, shared diet & supplement information & met with us personally when we were in California. Helping people is her passion & it shows! Thanks Sandra!!
Thank you! Our mission is to prevent cardiovascular disease and death due to high Lp(a); educate and empower families and save lives.
I am a researcher in this field and have been for 6 years. This organization is one that actively brings together the top minds in the clinical and research areas in order to bring the most recent information and awareness to those afflicted with Lp(a) and to the general public. This foundation has significant potential in helping to advance our knowledge of Lp(a) in disease.