|Newsletter - July 2014
Focus on Unmet Clinical Needs:
Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH)
From the Editors: Missing FH - How can we improve FH referral and diagnosis?
According to Prof. Raul Santos, Lipid Clinic Heart Institute (InCor), University of Sao Paulo Medical School Hospital, Sao Paulo, Brazil, light is starting to appear at the end of the FH tunnel...
Improving FH detection in primary care: UK Medway CCG FH Audit Programme warrants wider rollout
PCSK9: Opportunities for personalised medicine in FH?
Dr. Marina Cuchel, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA comments on new data showing that PCSK9 gain of function mutations are relatively common in FH patients in Japan.
State of the Science: The FH enigma - Does whole exome sequencing provide insights?
FH management in low- to middle-income countries
Dr. Dirk Blom, University of Cape Town, South Africa, provides a perspective
How low should LDL-C be lowered: Thoughts of IMPROVE-IT put this back on the agenda
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