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INCOR makes tracking people with high cholesterol in Sao Paulo

Action Heart Institute will help alert the public about the identification of cases for treatment on Friday

 
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Technique for laboratory analysis at the Heart Institute of the University of São Paulo
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The Heart Institute (INCOR) performs, on Friday (28), a campaign free and open to the public for guidance and early detection of high cholesterol family home in Sao Paulo. Action INCOR will help alert the public about the identification of cases for treatment.

Currently, there are in Brazil to 400,000 people with genetic high cholesterol, which can lead to bad heart attack and stroke before 50 years of age. Most alarming: only 10% of them know they are sick.

With the right treatment, you can slow 10-30 years mortality in people with this disease, with substantial improvement in their quality of life, since they have fewer cardiovascular events over the years, explains the cardiologist Incor, the doctor Raul dos Santos Filho.

Also according to information from the institute, 360,000 Brazilians those 90% who do not even realize they have the disease do not benefit from this possibility open to them a correct diagnosis for HF, for ignoring their metabolic condition. It is likely that some of them will years going from doctor to doctor without having your solution to high cholesterol.

Meanwhile, the atherosclerotic process in your body, accelerated since birth, will evolve more quickly than usual, increasing from 10 to 20 times the risk of blockages in the veins and arteries of the heart (heart attack) and brain (stroke brain).

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