Aborted Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Man with Familial Hypercholesterolemia: A Case Report and Review of The Literature

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Gumpanart Veerakul, MD
Michael D. Shapiro, MD, FACC
Sergio Fazio, MD, PhD, FAHA
Lertlak Chaothawee, MD
Narucha Chaishotiranant, MD
Manaswee Indrabhinduwat, RN
Prajongitr Chamsaad, MD
Adiporn Khajornyai, RN
Tanyatorn Kawkaew, RN
Unchalee Sindhuwanna, RN


We report on a previously healthy young man who sustained an acute myocardial infarction at the age of 29. Invasive coronary angiography revealed a culprit lesion in the mid-left anterior ascending coronary artery, which was successfully stented. He was subsequently found to have a low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol of 286 mg/dl without other lipid abnormalities or exposures to atherosclerotic risk factors. He was noted to have xanthomas on his Achilles tendons. His family history revealed numerous relatives with severe dyslipidemia. We review the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia.

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Veerakul G, Shapiro MD, Fazio S, Chaothawee L, Chaishotiranant N, Indrabhinduwat M, Chamsaad P, Khajornyai A, Kawkaew T, Sindhuwanna U. Aborted Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Man with Familial Hypercholesterolemia: A Case Report and Review of The Literature. BKK Med J [Internet]. 2018 Feb. 20 [cited 2024 Apr. 15];14(1):57. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bkkmedj/article/view/222432
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