Tricky lipids - a GP's guide to familial hypercholesterolaemia
Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is the most common form of inherited hyperlipidaemia, resulting in accelerated onset of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.1
People with FH suffer coronary heart disease 10–40 years ahead of the general population.1 And yet, only about 10% of people with FH have been diagnosed, and only about 5% are adequately treated.1
In this module, you will learn how to diagnose FH by understanding key signs and employing cascade screening and diagnostic tools.
You will get to grips with the recommended treatment options, including the latest lipid-lowering agents now available, and see knowledge translated into practice with a “sliding doors” case study outlining what happens to a patient when swift decisions are made…and the consequences of delayed diagnosis.
After completing this module, you will be able to: