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A tale of two cousins: How high cholesterol can be due to genetics

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

First cousins Lisa Lee-Ranson and Lori Young have lost more than a dozen of their relatives to heart disease.

Young’s father died after an evening jog from a heart attack at age 32, when she was only 4 years old.

Ranson’s father had his first heart attack […]

September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Cholesterol, Health|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on A tale of two cousins: How high cholesterol can be due to genetics

Inherited high cholesterol increases long-term risks of heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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 […]

New calculations expose racial differences for inherited high cholesterol

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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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 […]

March 25th, 2016|Categories: Heart Attack, Heart Disease, multicultural, Patients, Prevention|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on New calculations expose racial differences for inherited high cholesterol

Familial hypercholesterolemia is a silent menace for those who have the condition

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Throughout childhood and into early adulthood, Jonathan Karas had a silent menace gathering strength inside his body. By the time he was 28, it stopped being so silent.

Karas woke up before work one day feeling nauseous and with a heaviness in his chest. Soon, he […]