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2014 FH Global Summit

13-14 October 2014, New York, USA

Is there a need for a unified definition for FH?

Is there a need for a unified definition for FH?

2014 FH Global Summit: 13-14 October, New York, USA: FH is clearly underdiagnosed and undertreated in the majority of countries.1 Given this status quo, would the development of a unified global definition of FH offer advantages for detection, management and health policy? In the FH…

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Not only lower BUT but SOONER is better

Not only lower BUT but SOONER is better

2014 FH Global Summit: 13-14 October, New York, USA FH is highly treatable: lowering LDL-C helps in managing the disease process. Clearly, the focus for FH care needs to move from the acute setting to prevention. Identifying FH sooner rather than later is optimal for…

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Overturning the 1%…Bridging the gaps in care

Overturning the 1%…Bridging the gaps in care

2014 FH Global Summit: 13-14 October, New York, USA: Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a major clinical challenge for the 21st century. The European Atherosclerosis Society Consensus Panel has already made the case for FH being one of the most common inherited conditions, affecting about one…

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Mind the Gap: How can we address the challenges in FH?

Mind the Gap: How can we address the challenges in FH?

2014 FH Global Summit: 13-14 October, New York, USA Screening for FH needs new impetus. Family history and an elevated LDL-C are the two key screening criteria for suspected FH. The obvious role for screening for suspected FH lies with primary care. Insights from the…

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Highlights Report: 2014 FH Global Summit

Highlights Report: 2014 FH Global Summit

The FH Global Summit offers a unique opportunity for all players in the healthcare arena, academia, government and patient advocacy groups, to act together to catalyse progress in FH care. Sooner not later: Children are the driver for improving FH care Top of the agenda…

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