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Lipid Clinic

Lipid Clinic

Help for Patients With High Cholesterol and/or Triglycerides

The Lipid Clinic is a specialty clinic for patients with high cholesterol and/or triglycerides. Oftentimes, high levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol are a sign of a condition known as Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH), an inherited trait leading to early heart attacks and strokes.

1 in 250 people are affected by familial hypercholesterolemia, however, it remains undiagnosed in 90% of the population. Because of the high frequency of this condition in our community, CMMC has partnered with the Familial Hypercholesterolemia Foundation to build registry for these patients at CMMC.

Treating High Cholesterol Could Save Your Life

  • Very high LDL levels may need a combination of diet, exercise, and medical therapy to bring down the risk of heart disease and stroke
  • If you have Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) you have a 50/50 chance of passing it on to your children.
  • Left untreated men with FH have a 50% risk of having a heart attack or stroke by age 50 and women with FH have a 30% risk by age 60.
  • High triglycerides, another type of lipid abnormality, can lead to pancreatic disorders.

Expert Care for Lipid Disorders at the Lipid Clinic

Join Craig Brett, M.D., FA.C.C., Director of Cardiology at Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine, every Monday in this specialty clinic presented by CMMC's Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute.

Dr. Craig Brett is partnering with Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute to provide a weekly Lipid Clinic at Central Maine Heart Associates in Lewiston. Dr. Brett has more than 20 years of experience in general cardiology, echocardiology, nuclear cardiology, preventive cardiology and lipid management and is board certified in cardiology and lipidology.

He brings his extensive knowledge to CMHVI and the community we serve to provide patients and families expert care in the treatment of lipid disorders.

Visit the Lipid clinic to find out how to improve your health.

When: Mondays from 8 am to 4 pm
Where: Central Maine Heart Associates, located in the Young Wing on the ground floor of CMHVI, 60 High Street, Lewiston
Contact: Call (207) 753-3900 for more information.


High Cholesterol and Familial Hypercholesterolemia is Treatable!

Genetic High Cholesterol Higher in Lewiston-Auburn, Maine

Video produced by the American Heart Association



Contact and Hours

CMHVI Diagnostic Testing Center
60 High Street, Y1
Lewiston, Maine 04240
(207) 795-8200

Testing Center services:

Lipid Clinic
60 High Street, (Ground floor)
Central Maine Heart Associates
(207) 753-3900

Single-Stay Unit (SSU)
60 High Street, Y3
Lewiston, Maine 04240
(207) 753-3907