Familial hypercholesterolemia : some « tips » to facilite the diagnosis and its treatment

Olivier S. Descamps Published in the journal : May 2017 Category : Internal Medicine

Summary :

Familial Hypercholesterolemia (HF) affects more than 25,000 Belgians and leads, due to its severely elevated levels of LDL cholesterol since birth, to premature risk of cardiovascular disease. Currently, diagnostic tools, effective treatments and preferential reimbursement give the Belgian doctors the opportunity to achieve the early diagnosis and the intense treatment necessary to stop the dramatic prognosis of this disease.

Key Words

Familial hypercholesterolemia, cardiovascular diseases, cardiovascular prevention, lipoproteins, LDL cholesterol, genetics, atherosclerosis