cardiology

Screening for FH should be turned upside down: Prof Gerald Watts

Can the index case in a family with genetic predisposition to high LDL cholesterol and premature atherosclerosis be a seemingly healthy toddler presenting for immunisation? That’s exactly how screening for familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) might work as part of a revised model of care, according to Professor Gerald Watts, chair of the Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Australasia Network. ...

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