L'ipercolesterolemia familiare: un ambito di sempre maggiore interesse in Cardiologia Riabilitativa e Preventiva

Translated title of the contribution: Familial Hypercholesterolemia in Cardiac Rehabilitation: A new field of interest

Marco Ambrosetti, Gabriella Malfatto, Anna Maria Cremona, Marcello Arca, Pompilio Faggiano

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Abstract

Familial Hypercholesterolemia in Cardiac Rehabilitation: a new field of interest. M. Ambrosetti, G. Malfatto, A.M. Cremona, M. Arca, P. Faggiano. Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a frequently undiagnosed genetic disease characterized by substantial elevations of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). The prevalence of heterozygous FH (HeFH) in the general population is 1:500 inhabitants, while the prevalence of homozygous FH (HoFH) is 1:1.000.000. If FH is not identified and aggressively treated at an early age, affected individuals have a 20-fold increased lifetime risk of coronary heart disease compared with the general population. This narrative review provide a concise overview of recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of adults and children with FH, and discuss the utility of considering FH as a comorbidity at the entry of Cardiac Rehabilitation programmes.

Translated title of the contributionFamilial Hypercholesterolemia in Cardiac Rehabilitation: A new field of interest
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)87-92
Number of pages6
JournalMonaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Cardiac Series
Volume82
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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