William C. Roberts, M.D.; Victor J. Ferrans, M.D.; Robert I. Levy, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Donald S. Fredrickson, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Little information is available on the morphologic aspects of hyperlipoproteinemia. To begin to fill this void 28 patients known to have this disorder and 14 with normal lipoprotein patterns were studied at necropsy. Of the 42 patients, 28 had symptomatic ischemic heart disease—20 of these had hyperlipoproteinemia (type II, 9; type III, 2; type IV, 9), and 8 had normal lipoproteins. The average age at death in the 20 patients with hyperlipoproteinemia and symptomatic heart disease was 48 years; in the 8 with normal lipoproteins, 46 years. The degree of coronary arterial luminal narrowing was severe in all with heart
Roberts WC, Ferrans VJ, Levy RI, et al. Cardiovascular Pathology in Hyperlipoproteinemia (HLP).. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:820. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-820_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(5):820.
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