BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although it is recognized that in heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, large extracranial carotid vessels are affected by atherosclerosis, the risk of fatal stroke after treatment with cholesterol-lowering therapy remains uncertain. The goal of this study was to determine the risk of fatal stroke in patients with treated familial hypercholesterolemia. METHODS: A cohort of 1405 men and 1466 women with definite or possible heterozygous familial hypercholesterolem...Expand abstract
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Risk of fatal stroke in patients with treated familial hypercholesterolemia: a prospective registry study.
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