European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society

Need for early detection of familial hypercholesterolemia

10' education - July 22, 2020 - Bert Wiegman, MD, PhD - Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands

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In children with FH, treatment with statin at 2 years follow-up showed:

  • A. regression of IMT (intima-media thickness)
  • B. that statin therapy is not sufficient to stabilize IMT
  • C. minimally increased IMT
  • D. the same pattern for IMT change as in non-affected siblings
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Educational information

The aim of this video is to highlight various aspects that are important for the diagnosis and treatment of Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) and thus raise awareness about FH.


Bert Wiegman, MD, PhD is pediatrician and pediatric cardiologist at the Amsterdam UMC, location AMC, The Netherlands. He is involved with the care of children with FH and other dyslipidemias.


The views expressed in this recording are those of the individual presenter and do not necessarily reflect the views of EPCCS.

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