High Lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] is an independent risk factor for heart disease, sometimes being elevated in people with a normal lipid panel. Blood levels of Lp(a) are heavily influenced by genetics and are not easily modified by lifestyle changes or medication, such as statins. However, some non-genetic health conditions may lead to elevations in Lp(a). In these individuals, interventions may assist in reducing cardiovascular risk.