Eight-year-old treated for acute coronary syndrome: case

Chinese doctors say the young boy had 'extremely high' LDL-cholesterol levels that refused to budge with statin therapy

An eight-year-old boy with acute coronary syndrome is believed to be the youngest ever case of homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia treated with filtration plasma and percutaneous coronary intervention, doctors are reporting.

Computer tomography angiography showing stenosis of the patient's aortic arch (white arrow).

The patient was admitted to hospital after experiencing chest pain with slight exertion