How is familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) prevented?

Updated: Oct 04, 2021
  • Author: Mose July, MD, CCD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Identifying relatives who are carriers of the FH gene allows medical intervention to prevent patients from developing CAD.

In addition to treating hypercholesterolemia, cardiovascular risk factors should be identified and treated aggressively. Advise patients to begin aerobic exercise and, if indicated, a weight-loss program.


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