High HDL Cholesterol (Hyperalphalipoproteinemia) Follow-up

Updated: Mar 22, 2017
  • Author: Vibhuti N Singh, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

Outpatient care of an individual with hyperalphalipoproteinemia may include periodic monitoring of his/her lipid profile and/or a determination of the lipid profile of the index patient's first-degree relatives.

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Complications

Rarely, corneal opacity is associated with hyperalphalipoproteinemia.

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Prognosis

The prognosis is excellent. In fact, hyperalphalipoproteinemia is associated with longevity.

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Patient Education

The benefit of atherosclerosis prevention associated with hyperalphalipoproteinemia (HALP) should be discussed with the patient.

Any significant manifestations of ischemic heart disease must be evaluated seriously, despite the protective role of HALP.

If appropriate, the consequences of excessive alcohol intake must be discussed.

For excellent patient education resources, see eMedicineHealth's patient education articles High Cholesterol, Understanding Your Cholesterol Level, Lifestyle Cholesterol Management, and Cholesterol-Lowering Medications.

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