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Patient At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Becomes First In California To Have “Bad” Cholesterol Removed From Blood Through Innovative Procedure

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February 11, 2000
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A teen-ager at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center recently became the first in California to have their “bad” cholesterol level dramatically reduced through LDL apheresis, a procedure that has been developed for patients who have dangerously high levels of LDL cholesterol that do not respond to diet and drug treatment. This patient was born with a genetic defect that had caused very high levels of LDL since birth, and at this young age, had already undergone two heart surgeries to clean out and bypass some of the major blood vessels in and around the heart.

LOS ANGELES (February 10, 2000) – A teen-ager at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center recently became the first in the state to have their “bad” cholesterol level dramatically reduced through LDL apheresis. The patient was born with a genetic defect that had caused very high levels of LDL since birth, and at this young age, had already undergone two heart surgeries to clean out and bypass some of the major blood vessels in and around the heart.


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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. (2000, February 11). Patient At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Becomes First In California To Have “Bad” Cholesterol Removed From Blood Through Innovative Procedure. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/02/000210233356.htm
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