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Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia

Alternate Names : Type IIb Hyperlipoproteinemia

Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

An inherited condition cannot be prevented once a person is born. Genetic counseling may be helpful to couples with a family history of the disease.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

A person with this disease has an increased risk of clogged arteries from atherosclerosis. For example, an affected person is 4 times more likely than normal to have a heart attack. Clogged arteries may lead to heart disease, a heart attack, stroke, and other problems.

What are the risks to others?

This condition is inherited and is not contagious. Children and other family members of the affected person should have cholesterol screening. Early detection and treatment of this disease may delay artery blockage.

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Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: Evan M. Sisson, Pharm.D., MHA, CDE
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 05/02/01

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