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Cardiovascular disease prevention in 2015
Improving FH care
Should all children be screened?

Childhood is the optimal time for screening for familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH). So is there a case for universal screening of children?

A recent paper reports on a study conducted in Slovenia investigating the potential value of this strategy.

The authors conclude that such a policy could significantly improve detection and potentially intervention.

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EAS Consensus Panel publishes Position Statement on Paediatric Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Start treatment early: Maximise benefit
EAS Consensus Panel publishes position statement on paediatric FH Dutch experience - Improving detection and care Start treatment early: Maximise benefit

Global call for action

Kausik Ray Forty experts from the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) FH Studies Collaboration led by Professor Kausik Ray of Imperial College, London, UK has called for greater empowerment of people and healthcare providers worldwide.

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