Combat early CV disease by family screen

Dr Jacquie Garton-Smith, clinical lead of the Cardiovascular Health Network in WA, said FH continues to be undertreated in Australia and because GPs request the majority of lipid profiles in the community, they are well placed to detect possible FH and refer people for cascade screening.

“As a GP myself, I think we are very good at picking up a lipid problem and treating it but not necessarily at realising that it could be FH.

“The consequence of that is we miss opportunities to discuss