Today I’m going to discuss 5 Facts about Familial Hypercholesterolaemia.
Familial Hypercholesterolaemia is a genetic disorder that results in elevated low density lipoprotein cholesterol or LDL cholesterol.
The elevation in LDL cholesterol causes premature disease of the arteries of the heart.
Patients with Familial Hypercholesterolaemia have inherited a defective gene from one or both parents.
It’s important to perform genetic testing of close relatives such as parents, siblings, and children of patients with Familial Hypercholesterolaemia.
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