Preventive Cardiovascular Program News and Updates

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Down Syndrome and the Lipid Heart Clinic at CHOP

Published on in Trisomy 21 Update

Researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are studying lipids levels — such as cholesterol and triglycerides — on individuals with Down syndrome (trisomy 21). The Lipid Heart Clinic helps monitor patients who may be predisposed to early heart attack and stroke.

21 Genes Tied to Cholesterol Levels

Published on in CHOP News

A large international study using a gene chip invented by CHOP scientist Brendan J. Keating, PhD, finds 21 genes are tied to cholesterol levels.