[New guidelines for screening and management of familial dyslipidemia].

Brun, Nathalie; Aubert, Carole; Nanchen, David; Rodondi, Nicolas (2016). [New guidelines for screening and management of familial dyslipidemia]. Revue médicale suisse, 12(508), pp. 435-439. Médecine & Hygiène

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Familial dyslipidemia, a frequent genetic cause of premature cardiovascular disease, is still underdiagnosed and undertreated. According to recent European studies, the prevalence of familial hypercholesterolemia is higher than previously suspected and reaches 1/200-300 persons, while familial combined hyperlipidemia affects 1-3% of the population. Screening is important, as familial dyslipidemia often leads to cardiovascular event before 60 years of age, and usual scores of risk are not appropriate for these patients. Screening is recommended in childhood in case of family history of premature cardiovascular disease or severe hyperlipidemia in first degree relatives. Lifestyle modifications, eviction of any additive cardiovascular risk factor and tailored drug therapy are the cornerstones of an optimal management.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of General Internal Medicine (DAIM) > Clinic of General Internal Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of General Internal Medicine (DAIM) > Clinic of General Internal Medicine > Centre of Competence for General Internal Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Aubert, Carole Elodie and Rodondi, Nicolas

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services

ISSN:

0025-6749

Publisher:

Médecine & Hygiène

Language:

French

Submitter:

Doris Kopp Heim

Date Deposited:

10 Jan 2017 11:15

Last Modified:

12 Sep 2017 19:03

PubMed ID:

27089599

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.92327

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/92327

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