MIAMI — Adding four more genes to traditional genetic testing may identify more patients with familial hypercholesterolemia, which may be especially beneficial for black patients in whom traditional scoring criteria may not be sufficient, according to data from the second-place oral poster winner presented at the National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions.
Allison Hester, PharmD, second-year ambulatory care pharmacy resident at Grady Health Services in Atlanta, and colleagues analyzed genetic data from 100 patients (median age, 58 years; 27% women; 97% self-identified black) with an LDL greater than 190 mg/dL and the FH phenotype from the Grady Health System, which is an urban safety-net hospital with an advanced lipid clinic.
Supported by independent medical education grants from the Amyloidosis Research Consortium and Pfizer
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