Finding Familial Hypercholesterolemia Before You Know You Have It

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by:  Joshua Knowles, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine June 11, 2015 Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an inherited disorder that causes extremely high levels of LDL (low density lipoprotein or “bad” cholesterol), and no amount of diet or exercise can bring the numbers down. If not treated, these LDL levels …

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What is Venous Disease Exactly?

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by:  Eri Fukaya, MD, PhD Clinical Instructor, Vascular Medicine June 9, 2016 The basic concept of how blood moves through the body has been observed since the days of Hippocrates, but it wasn’t until the mid-1600s that early scientists realized that the blood’s circulation was based on one interconnected framework. …

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