Preventive Cardiovascular Program News and Updates
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Published on in Health Tip of the Week
High blood pressure affects 2.5 million children — and probably many more. New AAP guidelines focus on early diagnosis and treatment that can lead to better long-term outcomes.
Published on in Children's Doctor
This case study is of a 12-year-old male who presented to the Lipid Heart Clinic for evaluation of mixed dyslipidemia. It describes when a referral to the clinic is recommended and how clinicians are improving outcomes.
Early recognition and treatment of hypertension in childhood has the potential to reduce adverse cardiovascular events later in life. In this case study, the author offers guidance on when a referral to CHOP’s Hypertension and Vascular Evaluation (HAVE) Program may be warranted.
Published on in CHOP News
Julie Brothers, MD, FAAP, director of the Lipid Heart Clinic at CHOP, comments on unhealthy cholesterol levels in kids on NBC.com.
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.