Journal article

Synopsis of an integrated guidance for enhancing the care of familial hypercholesterolaemia: an Australian perspective.

Gerald F Watts, David R Sullivan, David L Hare, Karam M Kostner, Ari E Horton, Damon A Bell, Tom Brett, Ronald J Trent, Nicola K Poplawski, Andrew C Martin, Shubha Srinivasan, Robert N Justo, Clara K Chow, Jing Pang, undefined FH Australasia Network Consensus Working Group

Am J Prev Cardiol | Elsevier BV | Published : 2021

Abstract

Introduction: Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a common, heritable and preventable cause of premature coronary artery disease, with significant potential for positive impact on public health and healthcare savings. New clinical practice recommendations are presented in an abridged guidance to assist practitioners in enhancing the care of all patients with FH. Main recommendations: Core recommendations are made on the detection, diagnosis, assessment and management of adults, children and adolescents with FH. There is a key role for general practitioners (GPs) working in collaboration with specialists with expertise in lipidology. Advice is given on genetic and cholesterol testing and r..

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