CPD The management of familial hypercholesterolaemia
Homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a rare disorder with a very high risk of premature cardiac death that must be diagnosed and treated from childhood onwards, usually with lifelong lipoprotein apheresis. Heterozygous FH is much commoner, with a high risk of cardiovascular disease in adults that can be prevented by early diagnosis and statin therapy.
HEART UK - The Cholesterol Charity - has provided editorial support and review of this sponsored FH series.
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