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2016 ACC Scientific Sessions News
2016 ACC Scientific Sessions News

ACC 2016: Latebreaker underscores the value of genetic testing in ascertaining coronary risk in FH 

A key paper for the familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH, inherited high cholesterol) community was presented at the clinical Latebreaker session. According to PCSK9 Forum Board member, Professor Gerald Watts, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, the paper by Khera and co-workers not only confirms the higher prevalence of FH, as reported recently, but also shows that FH is most efficiently diagnosed with both LDL cholesterol and DNA testing.

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