The purpose of this protocol is to comprehensively evaluate patients with homozygous FH to determine their potential suitability for the gene therapy protocol. Homozygous FH is a serious genetic disease caused by mutations in the LDL receptor gene and results in markedly elevated LDL levels and severe premature coronary heart and other atherosclerotic vascular disease. In addition, a second purpose of this protocol is to provide important information regarding the extent and progression of atherosclerosis in homozygous FH using quantitative coronary angiography and specific non-invasive tests as predictors of coronary artery disease (CAD) and clinical cardiac events in patients with homozygous FH. During the patient's annual evaluation in the GCRC the following tests, in addition to coronary angiography, will be performed: exercise thallium/echocardiography, cardiac echocardiography, carotid duplex ultrasound. We hope to evantually re-institute performing magnetic resonance imaging and angiography, and cardiac Ultrafast CT scanning as well. The usefulness of these non-invasive tests in predicting the occurrence of CAD based on clinical cardiac events and coronary angiography will be studied.

Project Start
1999-12-01
Project End
2001-02-28
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
36
Fiscal Year
2000
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department
Type
DUNS #
073757627
City
Philadelphia
State
PA
Country
United States
Zip Code
19104
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