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