[Comparison between treatments of severe forms of familial hypercholesterolemia by total plasma exchange and selective removal of low density lipoproteins (LDLapheresis)].

A plasma exchange program for familial hypercholesterolaemia was started in 1982. Ten patients aged from 7 to 58 years were progressively included: 3 had an heterozygous form of the disease with ischaemic heart disease; 3 had an homozygous form with defective low density lipoprotein receptor activity, 4 had a receptor-negative homozygous familial… CONTINUE READING