New focus on 'normal' LDL levels may allow development of cardiac disease risk prediction.

@article{Titus1996NewFO,
  title={New focus on 'normal' LDL levels may allow development of cardiac disease risk prediction.},
  author={Kamini Titus},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1996},
  volume={276 12},
  pages={
          934-5
        }
}
THE 80-YEAR-OLD patient appeared to be at high risk for myocardial infarction. Diagnosed with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, the woman had a cholesterol level above 10.3 mmol/L (400 mg/dL)—and had for her entire life, as far as anyone knew. So what brought her to the hospital? "She was having cosmetic surgery on her ankles so she could fit into her ballet slippers again," recalled Michael S. Brown, MD. "She'd never had a heart attack in her life." On the other hand, noted Brown, a… CONTINUE READING