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  1. Cholesteryl Ester Storage Disease

    Cholesteryl ester storage disease (CESD) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by subtotal defect of an enzyme known as lysosomal acid lipase (LIPA or LAL). This enzyme is essential for hydrolysis of triglycerides and cholesteryl esters in lysosomes. CESD is caused by mutations in the lysosomal acid lipase (LIPA) gene. The disorder is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. Deficiency ...

  2. Familial Lipoprotein Lipase Deficiency

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Familial Lipoprotein Lipase Deficiency is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  3. Endocarditis, Infective

    Infective endocarditis is a bacterial infection of the inner lining of the heart muscle (endocardium). This inner lining also covers the heart valves,and it is these valves which are primarily affected by infective endocarditis. If the infection remains untreated,multiplying bacteria may eventually destroy the valves and result in heart failure. Bacteria may also form small clots (emboli) ...

  4. Familial Hypercholesterolemia

    Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an autosomal dominant genetic condition characterized by very high levels of total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. This condition results in an increased risk for coronary heart disease and premature death and patients usually have close relatives with high LDL cholesterol and coronary heart disease (CHD) that developed at an early ...

  5. Degos Disease

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Degos Disease is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  6. Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  7. Atrial Septal Defects

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Atrial Septal Defects is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  8. Angina (Chest Pain)

    WebMD explains angina, or chest pain, including its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

  9. Take Steps to Lower Cholesterol

    You can lower your high cholesterol by changing your daily habits. Ask your doctor what changes you need to make.

  10. Living With Heart Disease

    Tips for living a full life with heart disease.

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