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Are there any common complications of familial hypercholesterolemia?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: YES

Familial hypercholesterolemia can be very potentially serious.
A full evaluation of what you lipid profile, family history, longevity of family members, diseases in the fh are all important for your future health and will guide you as to what lifestyle changes you must make it quality of life and longevity. Get ye to a good primary care internist.

In brief: YES

Familial hypercholesterolemia can be very potentially serious.
A full evaluation of what you lipid profile, family history, longevity of family members, diseases in the fh are all important for your future health and will guide you as to what lifestyle changes you must make it quality of life and longevity. Get ye to a good primary care internist.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Maureen Mays
Or go to lipid.org to find a cholesterol/lipid specialist, one who specializes in familial hypercholesterolemia and the risks associated with it.
Dr. James Underberg
Internal Medicine

In brief: Heart Disease, Aorta

Fh (familial hypercholesterolemia) is associated with extremely high cholesterol levels from birth.
Because of this, patients develop early and aggressive heart disease ( atherosclerosis). In addition, patients can develop narrowing of the aortic valve in the heart (aortic stenosis). Patients with fh can also develop cholesterol deposits on the tendons , around the eye, and recurrent tendonitis.

In brief: Heart Disease, Aorta

Fh (familial hypercholesterolemia) is associated with extremely high cholesterol levels from birth.
Because of this, patients develop early and aggressive heart disease ( atherosclerosis). In addition, patients can develop narrowing of the aortic valve in the heart (aortic stenosis). Patients with fh can also develop cholesterol deposits on the tendons , around the eye, and recurrent tendonitis.
Dr. James Underberg
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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology

In brief: Early Heart Disease

Familial hypercholesterolemia (fh) is a genetic disorder causing decreased clearance of LDL from blood resulting in very high LDL levels during childhood.
Premature heart disease is very common among fh patients. Current nih recommendations call for lipid screening for all children age 9 - 11. For fh children who do not respond to diet / exercise statin therapy is recommended beginning at age 10.

In brief: Early Heart Disease

Familial hypercholesterolemia (fh) is a genetic disorder causing decreased clearance of LDL from blood resulting in very high LDL levels during childhood.
Premature heart disease is very common among fh patients. Current nih recommendations call for lipid screening for all children age 9 - 11. For fh children who do not respond to diet / exercise statin therapy is recommended beginning at age 10.
Dr. William Cromwell
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