Familial Hypercholesterolemia complications
Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Complications could include:

  • A clot blocks the blood flow to the heart (heart attack), and damages heart muscle. Symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath, and a blue or grey tinge to the skin.
  • Xanthoma is also called xanthelasma or described as fatty skin growths. It results when certain fats accumulate under the skin. These growths can appear anywhere, but typically develop on the joints (especially the knees and elbows), feet, hands, ...
  • Hyperlipoproteinemia is a common disorder that results in high levels of lipids circulating in the blood. This can cause pancreatitis, abdominal pain, enlarged liver and other symptoms.
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