Lipid disorders

Put simply, a lipid disorder is an increased level of cholesterol or triglycerides. This can increase arterial thickening, which leads to early risk of heart attack, strokes, and impotence.

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About the clinic

The London Medical Lipid Disorders Clinic provides diagnosis, treatment and support for patients with high cholesterol.

Backed by a team of Echocardiographers, technicians and dieticians, our consultants are able to profile your lipids and their associated molecules. This assessment also investigates the thickness of artery-blocking materials, and identifies whether calcium is affecting the diameter of your arteries.

Tests like these allows for treatment to be tailored more precisely to the risks of an individual. As well as this, managing the side-effects of the treatments used is an important part of our work. To this end we employ special gene tests and expertise to help a patient stay on life-saving therapy without the intolerable side-effects. 

For a specialist Consultant appointment (no Doctor’s referral required) or to get a second opinion Call +44 (0)800 0483 330 Email

For a GP appointment (no Doctor’s referral required) or to get a second opinion Call +44 (0)800 0483 330 Email

Come and see us if:

    • There's a history of a heart attack, stroke, transient ischaemic attack, coronary artery stent or angina
    • You suffer from erectile dysfunction
    • You have diabetes or high blood pressure
    • If you suffer from claudication
    • There's a family history of premature cardiovascular disease
    • You're a smoker, or have been in the past
    • Your waistline's increasing

Lipid disorders Consultants

Dr Ralph Abraham

Ralph has a lifetime's clinical experience, and has treated patients all over the globe. He is a renowned diabetes specialist, and founded London Medical in 1991.

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Dr Catherine Lunken

Dr Catherine Lunken specialises in Diabetes and Lipid Metabolism. She's the Clinical Lead for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia at University College London Hospital Trust.

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Professor James Scott

Professor Scott is a Consultant Physician and Professor of Medicine at Imperial College. He's interested in lipidology, cardiovascular risk, type 2 diabetes, and memory treatments in Alzheimer’s.

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