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Does anyone know how familial hypercholesterolemia is diagnosed?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Lipid testing

A simple blood test will help your doctor determine whether you have a genetic disorder that makes it difficult for your body to maintain normal levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.

In brief: Lipid testing

A simple blood test will help your doctor determine whether you have a genetic disorder that makes it difficult for your body to maintain normal levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology

In brief: 3 definititions

The diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia (fh) is made by a combination of cholesterol levels, family history of hypercholesterol and premature heart disease, a patients history of vascular disease, skin / eye findings of fh (xanthomas, corneal arcus), and possibly genetic tests.
The dutch lipid clinic registry, simon-broom, and us medped definitions of fh use a combination of these factors.

In brief: 3 definititions

The diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia (fh) is made by a combination of cholesterol levels, family history of hypercholesterol and premature heart disease, a patients history of vascular disease, skin / eye findings of fh (xanthomas, corneal arcus), and possibly genetic tests.
The dutch lipid clinic registry, simon-broom, and us medped definitions of fh use a combination of these factors.
Dr. William Cromwell
Dr. William Cromwell
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Dr. Zahid Ahmad
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Cholesterol and fam

Typical diagnostic criteria is: 1.
) extremely high cholesterol 2.) someone else in the family with extremely high cholesterol, premature heart disease, and possibly tendon xanthomas. Or genetic testing (rarely needed).

In brief: Cholesterol and fam

Typical diagnostic criteria is: 1.
) extremely high cholesterol 2.) someone else in the family with extremely high cholesterol, premature heart disease, and possibly tendon xanthomas. Or genetic testing (rarely needed).
Dr. Zahid Ahmad
Dr. Zahid Ahmad
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