Anouk van der Graaf

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BACKGROUND We previously demonstrated in a randomized placebo-controlled trial that 2-year pravastatin treatment induced a significant regression of carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) in 8- to 18-year-old children with familial hypercholesterolemia. Subsequently, we continued to follow up these children to explore the relation between the age of statin(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine lipoprotein particle concentrations and size in children with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) and investigate the effect of pravastatin therapy on these measures. STUDY DESIGN Lipoprotein particle concentrations and sizes were examined by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy in 144 children with FH and 45 unaffected(More)
OBJECTIVE It is unknown whether elevated maternal low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels lead to dyslipidemia in the offspring. Because this could have important consequences for cardiovascular prevention in mother and child, we explored the relationship between maternal familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) and lipids in adult offspring. METHODS(More)
Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia is associated with elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and the development of premature cardiovascular disease. Despite this general statement, data regarding the incidence of cardiovascular disease in young women with familial hypercholesterolemia are lacking. In this review, information of(More)
AIM To assess whether early initiation of statin therapy for heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia favourably affects lipid profiles or vascular morphological changes. METHODS Children and adolescents aged 10-16 y with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia were administered fluvastatin (80 mg/d) for 2 y in a single-arm two-centre study.(More)
OBJECTIVES The study evaluated the efficacy and safety of long-term coadministration of ezetimibe and simvastatin in adolescents with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH). BACKGROUND Aggressive intervention to achieve lipid goals for adolescents with HeFH is recommended to reduce risk of premature cardiovascular disease. METHODS In a(More)
BACKGROUND Autosomal dominant hypercholesterolemia (ADH) is characterized by elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and premature cardiovascular disease. Mutations in the genes encoding for low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR), apolipoprotein B (APOB), and proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin 9 (PCSK9) underlie ADH. Nevertheless, a(More)
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