Familial hypercholesterolaemia: clinical features and management
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Familial hypercholesterolaemia: clinical features and management

Alison Pottle Cardiology nurse consultant, Harefield Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, Harefield, Middlesex

Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the UK, for which hypercholesterolaemia is a risk factor. This article concentrates on the management of patients with familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH). It discusses FH, how it is diagnosed, and the treatments that are available.

Nursing Standard. 20, 14,55-65. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.12.20.14.55.c4029

Correspondence

a.pottle@rbht.nhs.uk

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