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Familial hypercholesterolaemia

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Familial hypercholesterolaemia

An inherited condition characterised by a high blood LDL (low density lipoprotein) level and a greatly increased risk of coronary heart disease at an early age. FH occurs in approximately 1 in 500 people and is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern.

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