Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is the major cholesterol carrying lipoprotein in your blood. LDL apheresis is a procedure that takes blood outside the body to remove the LDL-cholesterol and then returns the plasma and blood back to the body. This procedure is used if diet or lipid-lowering drug therapy has not lowered high LDL-cholesterol levels adequately.
Dr. Amale Lteif evaluates patients who might e candidates for LDDL apheresis and overseas this procedure which is performed at Spring Mill Indiana University Infusion Center using the LIPOSORBER system.
||Patients with functional homozygous hypercholesterolemia having LDL-cholesterol levels above 500 mg/dl
||Patients with LDL-cholesterol levels > 300 mg/dl. Most patients in this group are severe functional hypercholesterolemic heterozygotes.
||Functional hypercholesterolemic heterozygotes having LDL-cholesterol levels > 200 mg/dl with documented heart disease (CHD).
Dr. Amale Lteif
Christine Diene, Lipid Apheresis Technician, Certified Medical Asst.
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