Age of Diagnosis of Familial Hypercholesterolemia


Is the median age of diagnosis of Familial Hypercholesterolemia in a patient’s twenties?

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No.  In registry data on 1295 adults diagnosed with FH, the median age of diagnosis was 47 years.  Interestingly, the median age at initiation of lipid-lowering therapy was prior to diagnosis, at 39 years of age.

Ahmad, Zahid S., et al. “Treatment Gaps in Adults with Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia in the United States: Data from the CASCADE-FH Registry.” Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics (2016): CIRCGENETICS-116.

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