It has been reported that there are high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and LDL binding sites on platelets, and those binding sites are reduced in familial hyperlipidemia (7), (8).
Binding of 111In-labeled HDL to platelets from normolipidemic volunteers and patients with heterozygous familial hyperlipidemia.
It is reported that aortic atherosclerosis is often present in patients with homozygous familial hyperlipidemia
, but its incidence is rare in heterozygous patients (8).
We treat pediatric patients all the time," he said, "not only those with familial hyperlipidemias
but also those with metabolic syndrome.