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Curr Opin Cardiol. 2012 Mar;27(2):92-7. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0b013e32834fea6c.

Management of hyperlipidemia in pediatrics.

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  • Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado, USA. Stephen.Daniels@childrenscolorado.org

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:

The purpose of this review is to provide up-to-date information on diagnosis and management of hyperlipidemia in children and adolescents.

RECENT FINDINGS:

Recent research reemphasizes the importance of dyslipidemia as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and supports a universal approach to screening for genetic dyslipidemias.

SUMMARY:

The approach to management of hyperlipidemia should take two forms. First, a population-based approach to improve lifestyle and lipid levels in all children. Second, a high-risk strategy to identify children with genetic and environmental dyslipidemias through screening and appropriately treat those children and adolescents with dyslipidemia.

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22233976
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