Diagnostic criteria in relation to the pathogenesis of familial combined hyperlipidemia.


Familial combined hyperlipidemia (FCH) is the most common inherited hyperlipidemia in humans, affecting 1 to 3% of the adult population and up to 20% of patients with premature myocardial infarction. FCH is traditionally diagnosed by total plasma cholesterol and/or triglyceride levels above the 90th percentile adjusted for age and gender; however, the… (More)