Lipid Clinic

Complex lipid disorders such as high LDL cholesterol, elevated triglycerides, elevated lipoprotein (a), and other complex lipid conditions generally have genetic roots.

Our pediatric clinic is devoted to treating children and young adults with complex lipid disorders and parental history for early onset heart attack or stroke.

african american girl having her heart checked by a nurse white framing element
african american girl having her heart checked by a nurse white framing element

At Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, our team of pediatric cardiologists will work on a comprehensive plan including close monitoring, a dietary plan physical activity recommendations and, in some cases, genetic testing or medication to control lipid disorders with the goal of preventing heart disease.

The team specializes in treating complex lipid disorders such as high LDL cholesterol, elevated triglycerides, elevated lipoprotein (a), and other complex lipid conditions with genetic (familial) causes. We also focus on pediatric patients whose parents have suffered from early onset heart attack or stroke.

What is a lipid?

A lipid is a type of fat found in the blood. When lipids in the body are elevated, particularly cholesterol, it puts the patient at greater risk for heart disease and other conditions.

Who is a candidate for the clinic?

Children and adolescents up to the age of 21 with abnormal lipid profiles, parental history for early onset heart attack or stroke, or have conditions which predispose to abnormal lipid levels (i.e. diabetes, history for cancer, or kidney disease).

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