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
Published in print: 14 December 2005Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review