THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION IN A YOUNG PATIENT AND FAMILY DYSLIPIDEMIA

CLINICAL CASE

  • Georgiana Dițu The National Institute of Diabetes Mellitus, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases “N.C. Paulescu”, Bucharest, Romania
  • M. Melnic The Emergency University Hospital “Elias”, Bucharest, Romania
  • Mihaela Bodnărescu The National Institute of Diabetes Mellitus, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases “N.C. Paulescu”, Bucharest, Romania
  • Liliana Florina Andronache The University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”, Bucharest, Romania
  • Anca Pantea Stoian The University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”, Bucharest, Romania
Keywords: myocardial infarction, family dyslipidemia

Abstract

Family hypercholesterolemia (FH) is common monogenic dyslipidemia which causes cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) characterised by an increase in the serum concentrations of LDL cholesterol, the occurrence of xanthomata, and premature atherosclerosis. We examined a patient, hypertensive, smoker, with a history of myocardial infarction without ST-segment elevation handled with a pharmacologically active stent (a drug-eluting stent = a DES) on the anterior interventricular artery II (IVA II) in January 2016. He presented himself for retrosternal pain which began during the effort test which resulted positive, with signs of ischemia.  This case study underlines the fact that, despite the progress made in medicine, FH remains underdiagnosed, with a delay in the onset of treatment.

Published
2018-11-14
How to Cite
Dițu, G., Melnic, M., Bodnărescu, M., Andronache, L. F., & Pantea Stoian, A. (2018). THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION IN A YOUNG PATIENT AND FAMILY DYSLIPIDEMIA. Romanian Journal of Clinical Research, 1(1), 24-26. Retrieved from http://rjcronline.com/index.php/rjcr/article/view/6
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