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Familial Hypercholesterolemia Awareness Symposium

The Association of Cardiologists BIH launched a campaign to raise awareness about familial hypercholesterolemia
as part of which a Symposium on this topic was held in Sarajevo on January 27/28, 2023. year in the House
srca, 71000 Sarajevo.
This symposium with a very important topic aims to advance the process of raising awareness of the importance
familial hypercholesterolemia as a factor preventing the onset and development of the disease
cardiovascular system. Different presentations will be heard during the two days of the symposium
experts in this field.

The representatives of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zenica, Prof. Belma Pojskić and Associate Professor Mirza Oruč, as well as the students of the Health Care study program, who had the opportunity to attend this event on both days, attached great importance to this important event.

The schedule of the symposium is as follows:
Friday 27.01.2023 at 18:00
18:00 Address by the president of the Association of Cardiologists in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Prof. Dr. Zumreta Kušljugić
18:10 Familial hypercholesterolemia Belma Pojskić
18:30 The importance of the organization of FH patients Mirza Oruč
Addressing the media

Saturday 28.01.2023. at 09:00h
Working presidency: Zumreta Kušljugić, Mehmed Kulić, Nerma Resić
09:00 Familial hypercholesterolemia epidemiology, prevalence and atherosclerotic cardiovascular
illness; Zumreta Kušljugić
09:15 Obesity-risk factor for the development of atherosclerosis in the pediatric population; Senka Mesihović-
09:30 Homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia; Alden Begic
09:45 Pharmacological approach to the treatment of hyperlipoproteinemia; Azra Durak Nalbantić
10:00 Lipopheresis, indications and treatment; Amra Macić Džanković:
10:15 Are triglycerides a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases?; Mirsad Selimović
10:30 The importance of lipoprotein A Lp(a); Belma Pojskić
10:45 "A new therapeutic option in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia". prof. dr. Alain Jubur, sponsored
lecture by Novartis company.

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