What have we learned from Turkish familial hypercholesterolemia registries (A-HIT1 and A-HIT2)?

Kayikcioglu M., Tokgozoglu L., DOĞAN V., CEYHAN C., TUNÇEZ A., KUTLU M., ...More

ATHEROSCLEROSIS, vol.277, pp.341-346, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 277
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2018.08.012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.341-346
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Background and aims: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a common genetic disease of high-level cholesterol leading to premature atherosclerosis. One of the key aspects to overcome FH burden is the generation of largescale reliable data in terms of registries. This manuscript underlines the important results of nation-wide Turkish FH registries (A-HIT1 and A-HIT2).