High Cholesterol and High Triglycerides

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High Cholesterol and High Triglycerides


Expert, Gentle Care for Children


Young boy, hiking, being treated for high cholesterol and triglycerides at Nemours.

High cholesterol and high triglycerides (fats in the blood) put a strain on a child’s heart, and raise the risk of dangerous health conditions later in life. If your child has one or both of these conditions, our Nemours Cardiac Center team can create a plan for the personalized pediatric heart care your child needs. Throughout our system, board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric cardiologists work with other Nemours specialists and your family to address your concerns and offer you the latest treatment options and long-term care, including support services. 

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Services We Offer for High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

Services We Offer for High Cholesterol and Triglycerides


We offer extensive diagnostic and treatment services, which may vary depending upon the condition and location, including:

  • Cardiology. Your child’s heart specialist may prescribe a medication or combination of medications including statins. 
  • Cardiac Diagnostic Testing. State-of-the-art, noninvasive and minimally invasive tests for kids of all ages. 
  • Genetics counseling. Because some pediatric heart conditions, like high cholesterol and triglycerides, can be inherited (passed from parent to child). 
  • Nutrition Services. Our nutrition experts work as part of our Cardiac Center teams to provide education, guidance and motivation for kids who need to stick to a heart healthy diet. 
  • Preventive Cardiology. Pediatric cardiologists work together with your family to create a plan to help prevent future heart problems.
Why Choose Us for High Cholesterol and High Triglycerides Treatment

Why Choose Us for High Cholesterol and High Triglycerides Treatment


Our Nemours Cardiac Center experts have the experience to identify and treat all types of heart problems, and many are named to the Best Doctors in America,® list, year after year. By offering a specialty in preventive cardiology, our care is focused on today’s treatment while preventing heart problems before kids reach adulthood. In addition to providing diagnosis and treatment, the Nemours Cardiac Center teams participate in ongoing research with other pediatric cardiac institutions — so every kid can benefit from our experience and have hope for a healthier future.

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Regional Highlights for High Blood Pressure, Triglycerides and Cholesterol 

Services, programs, facilities and care teams differ at each location. Call for details.

Named among best children's hospitals for cardiac care.

We offer cardiac and preventive cardiology care for kids with high triglycerides and high cholesterol at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware and select Nemours duPont Pediatrics locations.

The Nemours Cardiac Center located at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News and World Report® .

If your child’s high cholesterol isn’t due to a genetic condition, our award-winning Healthy Choices Clinic may help with additional specialty care, including telemedicine coaching and follow-up visits.  

We offer cardiac and preventive cardiology care for kids with high triglycerides and high cholesterol at Nemours Children’s Hospital (Orlando) and select Nemours Children’s Specialty Care locations.  

If your child’s high cholesterol isn’t due to a genetic condition, our award-winning Healthy Choices Clinic can help with additional specialty care, coaching and follow-up visits.  

We offer cardiac and preventive cardiology care for kids with high triglycerides and high cholesterol at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Pensacola and our hospital affiliate, West Florida Healthcare, with outpatient and follow-up appointments also available at select Nemours Children’s Specialty Care locations.

Patient Stories

Patient Stories


Brendan and Dylan's preventive cardiology story.

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