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EAPC quiz: Dyslipidaemia after heart transplantation

by Maria Simonenko, Secondary Prevention and Rehabilitation Section

Preventive Cardiology
CV Surgery - Transplantation
Risk Factors and Prevention

The case

  • Male patient, 59 year-old, with ishaemic heart disease, angina, history of myocardial infarction presented at the hospital with the development of chronic heart failure (CHF)
  • History of smoking, stopped after the myocardial infarction
  • Parents had atherosclerosis and stroke
  • Normal weight
  • Normal BP before development of CHF
  • No tendon xanthomas or arcus
  • Normal glucose levels
  • Total cholesterol 9.83 mmol/l, Triglycerides 1.58 mmol/l, LDL-C 7.93 mmol/l, HDL-C 1.18 mmol/l

Test your knowledge


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1. Fransois Mach et al.  2019 ESC/EAS Guidelines for the management of Dyslipidaemias: lipid modification to reduce cardiovascular risk, European Heart Journal, 2019; 00: 1-78. DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehz455

2. Maria Rosa Constanzo et al. The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Guidelines for the care of heart transplant recipients, The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2010; 29: 914-956. DOI: 10.1016/j.healun.2010.05.034