Identification of familial hypercholesterolemia in patients with myocardial infarction: A Chinese cohort study.

@article{Li2016IdentificationOF,
  title={Identification of familial hypercholesterolemia in patients with myocardial infarction: A Chinese cohort study.},
  author={Sha Li and Yan Zhang and Cheng-gang Zhu and Yuan-lin Guo and Na-qiong Wu and Ying Gao and Ping Qing and Xiao-lin Li and Jing Sun and Geng-tao Liu and Qian Dong and Rui-xia Xu and Chuan-jue Cui and Jian-Jun Li},
  journal={Journal of clinical lipidology},
  year={2016},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={
          1344-1352
        }
}
BACKGROUND Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is marked by an elevated plasma cholesterol and risk of premature cardiovascular disease. An increased burden of FH is being realized. OBJECTIVE To provide data on FH in Chinese patients with myocardial infarction (MI) and its potential contribution to early MI. METHODS A total of 1843 consecutive patients undergoing coronary angiography with their first MI were recruited. The clinical FH was diagnosed using the Dutch Lipid Clinic Network… CONTINUE READING