ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Coronary revascularization in a 13 year old patient with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia
Eylem Tunçer, Murat Başaran, Nihat Çine, Behzat Tüzün, Hakan Ceyran
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kartal Koşuyolu Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2014.8013
Homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by mutations in the low density lipoprotein receptor gene. The disease is associated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease early in life. In this article, we present a 13-year-old boy with familial homozygous hypercholesterolemia who had an extensive coronary artery disease and underwent successful coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Keywords : Coronary artery disease; coronary bypass artery grafting; familial hypercholesterolemia; surgery
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