Pediatric Lipid Program

motherdaughterhugThe Regional Pediatric Lipid Program provides evaluation, counseling and treatment for children and adolescents at the highest risk for early onset cardiovascular disease due to genetic lipid abnormalities. The criteria for evaluation through the Lipid Program includes a family history of early cardiovascular disease (<55 years old in males, <65 in females) in parents, grandparents, aunts, or uncles, along with an abnormal blood lipid test (total cholesterol >240, LDL>160). Patients will be asked to provide some preliminary lab work, complete a family history questionnaire, and provide a diet record prior to the evaluation.