How is familial hypercholesterolemia treated in patients with noncoronary atherosclerosis?

Updated: Dec 23, 2019
  • Author: F Brian Boudi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Yasmine S Ali, MD, FACC, FACP, MSCI  more...
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Treatment options for familial hypercholesterolemia include combination drug therapy, although drug therapy alone often is inadequate because of the relative or absolute deficiency of hepatic LDL receptors.

Lipid apheresis is an effective means of reducing circulating lipid levels. Liver transplantation has been performed on young patients with severe disease.


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