Estimated Prevalence of Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome.

@article{Ohmura2017EstimatedPO,
  title={Estimated Prevalence of Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome.},
  author={Hirotoshi Ohmura and Yoshifumi Fukushima and Atsushi Mizuno and Koichiro Niwa and Yohei Kobayashi and Toshiaki Ebina and Kazuo Kimura and Shun Ishibashi and Hiroyuki Daida},
  journal={International heart journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={88-94}
}
Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) represents a strong risk for development of premature coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the majority of patients with FH are undiagnosed and the prevalence likely represents an underestimate in most countries. In Japan, the possible contribution of FH to the development of CAD may be higher because of the low incidence of CAD among the general population. We estimated the prevalence of heterozygous FH by measuring Achilles tendon thickness… CONTINUE READING