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Evidence that non-lipid cardiovascular risk factors are associated with high prevalence of coronary artery disease in patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia or familial combined hyperlipidemia.

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BACKGROUND: Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (hFH) and familial combined hyperlipidemia (FCH) have been associated with increased risk for coronary artery disease (CAD), but the impact of traditional risk factors to the incidence of CAD in these patients remains unknown. The present study evaluates the contribution of such risk factors to the development of CAD in these two dyslipidemic populations. METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled a total 1306 subjects; 600 individuals...

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Skoumas, I More by this author
Masoura, C More by this author
Pitsavos, C More by this author
Tousoulis, D More by this author
Papadimitriou, L More by this author
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Journal:
International journal of cardiology
Volume:
121
Issue:
2
Pages:
178-183
Publication date:
2007-10-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1874-1754
ISSN:
0167-5273
URN:
uuid:9d82e173-e54d-4a2c-b6b8-52ef237e59e5
Source identifiers:
223236
Local pid:
pubs:223236

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