Heart Disease Community
Pure Hypercholesterolemia
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to angina, angioplasty, arrhythmia, bypass surgery, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, defibrillator, heart attack, heart disease, mitral valve, pacemaker, PAD, stenosis, and stress tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Pure Hypercholesterolemia

I recently received a statement from my doctor after a routine visit and routine blood work with a diagnosis of Pure Hypercholesterolemia Code 272.0. My total cholesterol count is 180. My HDL is 40. My LDL is 110. My triglycerides are 111. I am a 53 year old female and I am overweight at 184lbs. I have never been diagnosed with this condition and have never had high cholesterol or been on meds for it.
I called the Dr's office and asked if there was some mistake and was told the diagnosis was based on the LDL blood results. Based on what I have found on the internet, I still think this is incorrect and am concerned that it will affect my risk considerations for health insurers and possibly my children as well since it seems this diagnosis is genetic. My children are grown 28, 26, 24, 22 and none of them have been diagnosed with cholesterol issues of any kind. Should I have additional blood work done to confirm/refute this diagnosis or get a 2nd opinion. I think it is interesting that with the diagnosis the Dr. came up with, he doesn't feel I need meds for such a potentially serious health condition
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
212161_tn?1410016711
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
1755089_tn?1376057155
Blank
drewlevas uploaded new photos
2 hrs ago
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Glyphosate in Wheat Has Increased C...
11 hrs ago by gymdandee
688115_tn?1410686105
Blank
skybluepink uploaded a new photo
17 hrs ago
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
212161_tn?1410016711
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL