While some people are prone to heart disease despite healthy lifestyles, some others seem immune to the world’s leading cause of death – even if they smoke, don’t exercise or have high blood pressure or other proven health risks.
People who have high cholesterol due to an inherited genetic disorder are much more likely than those with average cholesterol levels to have diseases caused by hardening of the arteries, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.
Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia is due to a […]
He was healthy, fit and two months away from being married. So Chad Gradney wrote off the recurring pain in his rib cage as anxiety related to his father’s recent death from a heart attack. Then one day in April 2005 severe chest […]
A second in a new class of drugs that sharply lowers cholesterol is set for federal approval by Thursday – a “game-changer” for the hardest-to-treat patients who are in danger of heart attacks and strokes.
For people with familial hypercholesterolemia, or FH, a genetic condition that […]
For children and adults with elevated levels of “bad” cholesterol, guidelines are available to point physicians to the most appropriate treatment. But for patients who are no longer children but not quite yet adults, knowing which recommendations to follow hasn’t been clear-cut.