FCS and sHTG resources

SUGGESTED ARTICLES ON HIGH TRIGLYCERIDES

Ginsberg HN, Packard CJ, Chapman MJ, et al. Triglyceride-rich lipoproteins and their remnants: metabolic insights, role in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, and emerging therapeutic strategies-a consensus statement from the European Atherosclerosis Society. Eur Heart J. 2021;42(47):4791-4806.

Virani SS, Morris PB, Agarwala A, et al. 2021 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on the Management of ASCVD Risk Reduction in Patients With Persistent Hypertriglyceridemia: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Solution Set Oversight Committee. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2021.

Nordestgaard BG, Varbo A. Triglycerides and cardiovascular disease. Lancet. 2014;384(9943):626-635.

Laufs U, Parhofer KG, Ginsberg HN, et al. Clinical review on triglycerides. Eur Heart J. 2020;41(1):99-109c.

Hegele RA, Ginsberg HN, Chapman MJ, et al. The polygenic nature of hypertriglyceridaemia: implications for definition, diagnosis, and management. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2014;2(8):655-666.

Nordestgaard BG. Triglyceride-Rich Lipoproteins and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease: New Insights From Epidemiology, Genetics, and Biology. Circ Res. 2016;118(4):547-563.

VIDEOS

Associated Risks of Unmanaged Elevated Triglycerides

Baylor College of Medicine cardiologist Dr. Christie Ballantyne explains the associated health risks of unmanaged elevated triglycerides.

Duration: 1 minute 22 seconds
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Associated Health Risks for People with Severe Hypertriglyceridemia (sHTG)

Baylor College of Medicine cardiologist Dr. Christie Ballantyne explains the associated health risks of unmanaged elevated triglycerides.

Duration: 54 seconds

GENETIC TESTING AND COUNSELING SERVICES

Patients eligible for this service must meet the following requirements:

  • Have severe treatment-refractory hypertriglyceridemia, defined here as a minimum of two consecutive fasting triglyceride levels of ≥880 mg/dL or 10 mmol/L at 
the time of screening, AND
  • The absence of secondary causes or medical conditions known to 
cause HTG

Patients eligible for genetic testing are also eligible for genetic counseling through Genome Medical.

For more information about 
these genetic testing 
and counseling services, visit:

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

National Lipid Association

NLA offers a 
“Find a Member” 
feature to assist locating 
a lipid specialist in 
your area.

American College of Cardiology

The ACC provides education, credentials. policy support, and research for the cardiovascular community.

European Atherosclerosis Society

EAS offers 
guidelines and educational programs about managing 
lipid disorders.