Referral Patterns and Cascade Screening for Familial Hypercholesterolemia in a Pediatric Lipid Clinic

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Abstract

Charts of 42 children with familial hypercholesterolemia from a dyslipidemia clinic were reviewed for initial cholesterol screen indication and cascade screening results. Indications were universal screening (8/28 after guideline release, none before), family history (26/42), risk factor (5/42), and other (3/42). Cascade screening identified 63 relatives with unknown familial hypercholesterolemia.

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