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Vascular stiffness in familial hypercholesterolaemia is associated with C-reactive protein and cholesterol burden.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of clinical investigation
Publication Date
Volume
37
Issue
3
Pages
197–206
Identifiers
PMID: 17359487
Source
Medline

Abstract

Both high cholesterol burden and vascular inflammation are not only associated with atherosclerosis, but also contribute to the development of arterial stiffness in FH patients. Early detection of hypercholesterolaemia in FH patients is warranted to prevent the untoward pathophysiologies.

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