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Familial hypercholesterolaemia

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Madhurima Vidyarthi MRCP, Tahseen A. Chowdhury MD, FRCP
Foundation Years Journal, volume 4, issue 9, p.44 (123Doc Education, London, December 2010)


This case focuses on an asymptomatic 36 year-old man referred to a specialist lipid clinic by his GP for a raised cholesterol on routine blood test, and discusses the assessment and management of a patient with possible familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH).

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Madhurima Vidyarthi MRCP

Specialist Registrar in Diabetes

Tahseen A. Chowdhury MD, FRCP

Consultant in Diabetes and Metabolism


1. NICE Clinical Guideline 71: Familial Hypercholesterolaemia.
2. Betteridge DJ, Broome K, Durrington PN et al. (1999) Mortality in treated familial hypercholesterolaemia: implications for clinical management. Atherosclerosis, 142:105-112.
3. Marks D, Thorogood M, Neil HA, Humphries SE. (2003) A review on the diagnosis, natural history, and treatment of familial hypercholesterolaemia. Atherosclerosis, 168:1–14.


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