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Does progeria cause heart disease?

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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes

And can usually cause death by the early teens.

In brief: Yes

And can usually cause death by the early teens.
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Abnormal metabolism

The accelerated aging syndrome known as progeria truly accelerates the patients aging and illness profile.
Their metabolism is marked by the same abnormalities in cholesterol and fat metabolism in childhood as that seen in adult stroke and heart attack victims.Most succumb to complications of coronary heart disease as early as their teens.

In brief: Abnormal metabolism

The accelerated aging syndrome known as progeria truly accelerates the patients aging and illness profile.
Their metabolism is marked by the same abnormalities in cholesterol and fat metabolism in childhood as that seen in adult stroke and heart attack victims.Most succumb to complications of coronary heart disease as early as their teens.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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