ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Surgical Correction in A Patient With Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Melih Hulusi Us1, Mutasım Süngün 1, Soner Sanioğlu 1, Sibel Poçan 2, Ahmet Turan Yılmaz1
1Departments of 1Cardiovascular Surgery Gülhane Military Medical School Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, İstanbul
2Departments of 2Anesthesiology,Gülhane Military Medical School Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, İstanbul
Familial hypercholesterolemia is characterized by rapidly progressing coronary atherosclerosis and aortic stenosis. A 21-year-old man presented with anginal pain. He was diagnosed as having homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia and treated with coronary artery bypass grafting, aortic root enlargement, and aortic valve replacement. The postoperative course was uneventful and no recurence was observed within a follow-up of two years.
Keywords : Aortic valve stenosis/etiology; arteriosclerosis/etiology/ surgery; coronary artery bypass; homozygote; hypercholesterolemia, familial/complications/surgery
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