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Cardiology Management

Statins in Children with Familial Hypercholesterolaemia

2019 21 Oct

Familial hypercholesterolaemia is typically characterised by severely elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels and premature cardiovascular disease. While the short-term efficacy of statin therapy in children is well established, there is still a lack of longer follow-up studies to evaluate specific changes in the risk of cardiovascular... Read more

Cardiology Management

Insufficient Evidence For Lipid Disorders Screening in Children

2016 09 Aug

  The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded that there is insufficient evidence to assess the benefits and harms of screening for lipid disorders in children and adolescents 20 years or younger. The report is published in JAMA .   High levels of LDL-C, non-HDL-C and triglycerides and low levels of HDL are associated with risk... Read more