Our working place participates in Project MED PED. This MED PED project is international project aimed at serious genetically conditioned diseases of lipid metabolism, mostly those which cause early death induced by accelerated progression of atherosclerosis. Project was initiated in 1989 to help the people with familiar hypercholesterolemia (FH). The goal of this project is to search, diagnose and properly treat the patients with FH which were not diagnosed or were maltreated.
These patients represent the population with the high risk of early ischemic heart disease development. Without treatment the average age of ischemic heart disease diagnosis is at 40 years of age in men and about 10-15 years later in women with FH.
For more information: http://medpedfh.sk/o-projekte-medped