Familial Hypercholesterolemia: The Difficult to Manage Patient – a case challenge

I recently had my case challenge, “Familial Hypercholesterolemia: The Difficult to Manage Patient” published on the Cardiometabolic Disease Clinical Community website. The case: A 60-year-old asymptomatic, diabetic, overweight woman with Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) has been under my care for one year. The case study outlines many of the patient’s past medical conditions, medications, physical examines and lab results. You can participate in the challenge by answering the related questions on the Clinical Community on Cardiometabolic Disease website.

More about the Clinical Community on Cardiometabolic Disease
Learn about the important connection between Cardiometabolic Conditions and Cardiovascular Disease with the American College of Cardiology’s new Clinical Community on Cardiometabolic Disease, a new CardioSource website.

The new resource is under the direction of Dr. Nathan Wong from the University of California, Irvine and Dr. Michael Blaha of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center – this new clinical community will disseminate information about the important connections between diabetes and other cardiometabolic conditions such as hypertension and dyslipidemia and cardiovascular disease. With six of the top ten causes of death globally being cardiometabolic risk factors, we need to do a better job in addressing these issues in order to have a chance at achieving our 2020 goals for reducing cardiovascular disease by 20%.

The site includes a wide array of new features provided on the community website, which you can access by clicking here. Features include: Case Challenges, videos, Articles of the Month, Hot Topics and more.

related: more articles on cholesterol and Familial Hypercholesterolemi from FPIM.org

Please read more about preventive cardiology at www.preventivecardiologyinc.com.

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