Familial hypercholesterolaemia: different perspectives
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Familial hypercholesterolaemia: different perspectives

Jane L Jones Familial hypercholesterolaemia cascade nurse specialist, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, Middlesex
Edin Lakasing GP, Chorleywood Health Centre, Hertfordshire
Stefanos Archontakis Fellow in cardiology, Athens, Greece

Familial hypercholesterolaemia is a genetic condition characterised by high cholesterol levels in the blood and an increased risk of premature coronary heart disease. In this article, the authors reviewthe clinical features, pathology, epidemiology and clinical managementof this often underdiagnosed condition.

Nursing Standard. 23, 50, 35-38. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.



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