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Familial hypercholesterolemia: a case report
Shahla Roodpeyma Dr , Sima Rafieyian Dr, Reza Shakeri Dr
Shahid beheshti University of Medical Sciences
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Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a hereditary dislipidemia. Patients present with extremely high level of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), which is due to mutation in the gene of LDL receptor. Homozygous patients (HoFH) whose incidence is 1 in 1.000.000 are at high risk of premature aortic valve stenosis, and coronary artery atherosclerosis. In homozygous individuals cardiovascular complications can occur in childhood. The current study presented a 12-y-old boy with HoFH who suffered from mild aortic stenosis, and right coronary artery atherosclerosis. The patient underwent a successful coronary artery stenting, and was discharged with pharmacologic therapy.

Keywords: Cardiovascular disease, Familial hypercholesterolemia, Homozygous form.
Type of Study: case report |
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Roodpeyma S, Rafieyian S, Shakeri R. Familial hypercholesterolemia: a case report. IJCA. 2019; 4 (3)
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مجله بین المللی کودکان و نوجوانان International Journal of Children and Adolescents
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