Screen time?

Up to 100,000 people are being put at risk by a failure to screen them for an inherited condition, known as Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH), that causes extremely high cholesterol, according to this article in the Daily Telegraph. NICE issued guidance on this condition over two years ago, but the Royal College of Physicians “found that while care for identified patients was generally good, very few families were being systematically genetically screened, and there were not enough facilities for diagnosing and treating children with FH in the right care settings.”

FH has been covered in our Cardiovascular Disease Management course since it first started. Find out more by visiting our website.

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