Is the median age of diagnosis of Familial Hypercholesterolemia in a patient’s twenties?[Scroll to bottom for answer]
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.