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Pludselig uventet hjertedød hos en 18-årig kvinde med familiær hyperkolesterolæmi

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Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a well-defined but underdiagnosed dyslipidaemia occurring in 1:500 persons. We report a case where an 18-year-old woman with an untreated FH dies a sudden cardiac death due to acute myocardial infarction. In patients with FH atherosclerotic manifestations are common at a young age and FH should always be suspected in patients with P-low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level above 5 mmol/l (4 mmol/l for persons
Translated title of the contributionSudden unexpected cardiac death in an 18-year-old female with familial hypercholesterolaemia
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume175
Issue number16
Pages (from-to)1115-6
Number of pages2
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2013

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