Genetic testing for familial hypercholesterolaemia: A test for the family
Watts, G. F.,
Sullivan, D. R.
Genetic testing for familial hypercholesterolaemia: A test for the family.
Medicine Today, 22 (7), 10-20.
Familial hypercholesterolaemia is a relatively common inherited condition that raises the risk of severe cardiovascular disease 20-fold. Genetic testing to confirm the diagnosis in the index patient followed by GP-led family screening can allow early diagnosis and management to lower risk.
genetic testing, familial hypercholesterolaemia, diagnosis and management