Which specialist consultations are beneficial for patients with homozygous 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

Because the risk of sudden death or nonfatal myocardial infarction is so high, early or highly specialized treatment is necessary.

As soon as a child is diagnosed with homozygous FH, a referral should be made to a medical center specializing in severe lipid disorders.

Referral to center providing LDL apheresis


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