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Dr. Oz: Protecting your precious heart valves

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A new report says sky-high levels of a nasty blood fat called Lp(a) -- short for lipoprotein (a) -- double your risk for severe heart valve damage, boosting odds that you'll need a replacement valve sometime between age 60 and 90. Lp(a) stiffens and clogs the walls of valves and arteries, and the threat (and consequent need for surgery to repair it or install a new valve) is not rare. Baby...

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