Curbing Cardiovascular Disease Early: How Pediatricians Can Make a Difference

Atherosclerosis starts in childhood – and so should screening. In this primary care guide, pediatric endocrinologist Sonali Belapurkar, MD, reveals which patients need evaluation (spoiler: it’s all of them); talks about assessing genetic and environmental factors; clarifies which tests to run first (and second); and describes behavioral modifications that have a real impact on lipid levels. Also: Learn when to consider prescription meds and how to monitor kids on statins.

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