Familial hypercholesterolemia, a widespread but unfortunately unrecognized disease … and fatal

And it is a fatal hereditary disease which is characterized by an abnormal rise in LDL-cholesterol or “bad” cholesterol from birth, due to its poor elimination from the bloodstream. From an early age, a person with HF presents a 13 times greater risk of coronary heart disease (heart attack, stroke, etc.) than a normal person. In the absence of treatment, the condition of the arteries of HF patients at the age of 40 is equivalent to that of people aged 80 …

This affection affects both sexes indifferently. Anyone with a history in their family (even distant ones) of cardiovascular accident or sudden death at a young age (30, 40, 50 or even 60 years if it is a woman) must therefore consult a cardiologist. to get tested. It is estimated that more than 90% of people with HF would not be diagnosed … However, HF represents for a man 50% of risk of being a victim of a heart attack at 50 years and at 60 years for a woman !

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