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Developing and applying clinically useful approaches to identify individuals with familial hypercholesterolemia in the UK

Abstract:

Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) meets internationally agreed criteria for screening, and systematic national screening programs should, therefore, be initiated. Cascade testing (to screen at-risk relatives) of known index cases with FH (using a combination of mutation information and lipid levels) is cost effective, and is an evidence?based method for the identification of undiagnosed cases, but calculations indicate that this approach will, at best, identify 40% of the predicted cases; th...

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10.2217/clp.10.39

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Journal:
Clinical Lipidology
Volume:
5
Issue:
4
Pages:
497-507
Publication date:
2010-08-05
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ISSN:
1746-0875
URN:
uuid:bd42fc1c-79b6-4615-a338-4b08726c5c7a
Source identifiers:
95011
Local pid:
pubs:95011
Language:
English
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