High Cholesterol, Familial Heterozygous Medications
Definition of High Cholesterol, Familial Heterozygous:
High cholesterol is the presence of high levels of cholesterol in the blood. Familial means that is passed down through families and is a genetic disorder. The altered gene that causes familial high cholesterol is located on chromosome number 19. It contains the information for a protein called LDL receptor that is responsible to clear up LDL from the blood stream. One in 500 individuals carries one altered gene causing familial hypercholesterolemia. These individuals are called heterozygotes.
Drugs associated with High Cholesterol, Familial Heterozygous
The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of High Cholesterol, Familial Heterozygous. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners.
Synonym(s): Familial Hypercholesterolemia, Heterozygous; Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia; Heterozygous FH; Hypercholesterolemia, Familial Heterozygous