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
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/