Methods for reducing lipoprotein(a) levels by administering an inhibitor of proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin-9 (pcsk9)

Procedes de reduction du taux de lipoproteine(a) par l'administration d'un inhibiteur de proproteine convertase subtilisine/kexine-9 (pcsk9)

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The present invention provides methods for reducing lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) in patients. The methods of the present invention comprise selecting a patient who exhibits elevated serum Lp(a), and administering to the patient a pharmaceutical composition comprising a PCSK9 inhibitor. In certain embodiments, the PCSK9 inhibitor is an anti-PCSK9 antibody such as the exemplary antibody referred to herein as mAb316P.

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