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Familial Hypercholesterolemia Ups Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

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Research now suggests that patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) bear a dramatic increase in risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). People with FH are more likely to contract ASCVC up to 20 years earlier in men and 30 years earlier in women than the general public.