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The University of Colorado Hospital Lipid Treatment Clinic


Lipid diseases include disorders that lead to elevated cholesterol or fat in the blood. Appropriate treatment of cholesterol and fat disorders can help prevent heart disease and other conditions such as pancreatitis. The Lipid Treatment Clinic is a regional center that specializes in the evaluation and treatment of rare or difficult to manage lipid disorders. The center includes dietitians, Certified Diabetes Educators and a board certified clinical lipidologist (James M. Falko, M.D., Professor of Medicine). The Director of the Clinic is Robert H. Eckel, M.D., Professor of Medicine. Diagnostic techniques include lipoprotein electrophoresis, lipoprotein(a), apo β, and evaluation of post-heparin lipase activities. Treatment modalities include the use of dietary counseling, medications, and more specialized therapy when necessary (plasmaphaersis). Clinical protocols involving the use of medications in the prevention of heart disease are also under investigation and studies are available if patients desire.  A patient information brochure for Lipid Disorders is available. Lipid_Brochure.pdf