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Optimal treatment in children with FH urgently needed!

Optimal treatment in children with FH urgently needed!

Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH, inherited high cholesterol) is the most common inherited cause of premature coronary heart disease, affecting about 1 in 200-250 people (1). This means that worldwide, one baby is born with FH every minute. Therefore, diagnosing children with FH earlier, so that lifestyle…

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PlaySafety of lowering LDL-C

Safety of lowering LDL-C

Dr Albert Wiegman discusses the safety of lowering LDL C in FH children

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PlayISA 2015: EAS Consensus Panel publishes Position Statement on Paediatric Familial Hypercholesterolaemia

ISA 2015: EAS Consensus Panel publishes Position Statement on Paediatric Familial Hypercholesterolaemia

The European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) Consensus Panel has today published a new position paper aiming to raise awareness of the urgent need to identify and treat children with familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) early. The EAS Consensus Panel position paper also provides clinical guidance for the diagnosis…

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PlayWhy is it critical to target children with FH?

Why is it critical to target children with FH?

Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is the most common genetic disorder in the world. People with FH have high levels of low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) resulting in a high risk of premature and sudden death. Now early diagnosis and treatment can save lives, says Dr Albert…

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