What are the signs and symptoms of heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (FH)?

Updated: Oct 04, 2021
  • Author: Mose July, MD, CCD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Answer

Children with heterozygous FH do not have symptoms related to CHD.

One parent will have severe hypercholesterolemia and will probably have either a personal or family history for early CAD.

Statistically, because the gene for FH is dominant, 50% of the patient’s siblings will also have heterozygous FH.


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