Familial hypercholesterolaemia

Paul Nicholls and Ian Young

in Lipid Disorders

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199569656
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607464 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Cardiology Library

Familial hypercholesterolaemia

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• Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia (HeFH) affects 1 in 500 of the population. • Levels of total cholesterol (TC) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) are approximately twice normal. • Inheritance is autosomal dominant. • In most families, the disorder is highly atherogenic. • Cascade screening from known affected individuals is strongly recommended. • Patients should be referred to a Lipid Clinic.

Chapter.  2826 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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