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Monday, January 31, 2011

Xanthelasmata Linked to Heart Disease

A report in this month's Review of Optometry cites a 33 year study indicating that risk of a heart attack is increased 51%, the risk of ischemic heart disease is increased 40%, and the risk of death is increased 17% in patients with xanthelasmata. 

So these patients ought to be referred to a cardiologist. 

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