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Determining the genetic origin of high cholesterol helps to more accurately determine the risk of heart disease

North American researchers have demonstrated the potential of genetic data for risk management and clinical care of patients with high cholesterol.

Severe hypercholesterolemia, understood as a measurement of LDL cholesterol, is associated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease. There is ample evidence that high LDL levels increase the risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke. Find out more about the added value of a genetic approach to…

High cholesterol and blood pressure levels increase the risk of heart attack by almost 25%

Lipoprotein(a) cholesterol can deposit and build up on the walls of blood vessels, increasing the risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Lowering LDL cholesterol in asymptomatic patients with familial hypercholesterolemia reduces atherosclerosis

Lowering so-called bad LDL cholesterol in asymptomatic patients with familial hypercholesterolemia is associated with a reduction in atherosclerosis and therefore a lower likelihood of having a heart attack.

Taking statins and controlling cholesterol prevents 94% of second heart attacks

If you have a cardiac event such as a heart attack or stroke, you are at high risk of having a second event.

The great danger of trans fats for the heart

Trans fats increase total cholesterol levels, especially LDL cholesterol, popularly known as “bad cholesterol,” while lowering HDL cholesterol or “good cholesterol.”

Prevention in adolescents is the key to controlling arteriosclerosis

They consider it essential that adolescents undergo cholesterol screening and are introducing a global passport for this population with specific schedules for the detection of this risk factor.

Advances in familial hypercholesterolemia are reversing the course of the disease

New evidence shows that early detection and treatment improves the prognosis.

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