When are surgery and plasmapheresis indicated to treat hypertriglyceridemia (high triglyceride levels)?

Updated: Dec 19, 2019
  • Author: Mary Ellen T Sweeney, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Ileal bypass surgery and plasmapheresis to lower elevated serum lipids are used in selected cases of familial hypercholesterolemia. Only experienced physicians should use these therapies.


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