Providers at the lipid treatment program of University of Minnesota Health Heart Care are highly specialized in providing tailored care for patients with lipid disorders. We understand that treating lipid disorders means more than lowering cholesterol levels; it may include changes to your diet or medications, depending on your needs. In addition to expert care, you may have access to new therapies through clinical trials during your course of treatment.
Common lipid disorders are:
- High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia)
- High lipid levels (dyslipidemia)
- Low lipid levels (hypolipidemia)
We most commonly treat people who have one of the following:
- A family history of early cardiovascular disease
- A medical history of organ transplant (their medications affect their lipid profiles)
- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) since a side effect of their medications is hardening of the arteries
- Statin intolerance
- High triglycerides and low LDL cholesterol
You may be especially interested in seeing a lipid specialist if high cholesterol or early heart disease runs in your family. The whole family can be treated within the University of Minnesota Health system. Our lipid experts at University of Minnesota Health Health Care partner with the Preventive Cardiology Program at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. This unique partnership, the only one of its kind in the Midwest, allows children to transition from the pediatric to the adult program, if needed. We have found that a family-centered approach results in the best outcomes for patients.