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152348 - OM: Tricky Lipids - A guide to familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH)

  • : Online


People with undiagnosed and untreated FH are 20 x more likely 
to have a heart attack or stroke than the general population. 

This online CPD module includes: 
• Tips to identify high-risk patients with sub-optimal or no management of lipid-lowering therapy 
• The latest information in understanding and managing of FH 
• Tools to assist in diagnosis, practical case study and expert videos. 

Focus: Lipids, Familial Hypercholesterolaemia, FH, Cholesterol, Cardiology, Statin therapy, lipid-lowering therapy, LDL-C

Relevance to General Practice

FH is the most common and serious genetic disorder affecting lipid metabolism, resulting in severe elevations of blood cholesterol levels.1 People with homozygous FH and severe heterozygous FH have extremely high circulating levels of LDL-C (>13 mmol/L if they are untreated or = 8 mmol/L even with some treatment), resulting in premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ACVD).1 

With only 10% of people with FH receiving a diagnosis, GPs are well placed to screen for FH in their practice. 

1. FH Australasia. What is Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH)? Available online: https://www.athero.org.au/fh/health-professionals/what-is-familial-hypercholesterolaem ia-fh/ 
Accessed 22/11/18.

Learning outcomes
  • Understand the needs of patients at high-risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) due to FH with sub-optimal or no management of lipid-lowering therapy.
  • Develop an understanding of FH, the importance of cascade screening, and the use of relevant scoring tools to diagnose or managing the condition.
  • Identify patients with high levels of LDL-C and/or at high-risk of FH.
  • Treat to target by selecting the appropriate lifestyle measures and lipid-lowering medications to prevent or minimise CVD and manage FH.
  • Improve patient safety outcomes and quality of life by effectively monitoring and arranging appropriate referral.

    152348 - OM: Tricky Lipids - A guide to familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH)
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