Prevalence of Familial Hypercholesterolemia in Adolescents: Potential Value of Universal Screening?

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Abstract

© 2016 Elsevier Inc.Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) significantly increases the risk of coronary heart disease. Most individuals are unaware they have the condition. In the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study, 1 in 267 adolescents were found to have FH. Universal cholesterol screening in childhood may offer the best strategy for diagnosing FH.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-316
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume170
Early online date13 Dec 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016

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