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Knowledge gaps in the management of familial hypercholesterolaemia. A UK based survey.

Authors
  • Schofield, Jonathan1
  • Kwok, See2
  • France, Michael3
  • Capps, Nigel4
  • Eatough, Ruth3
  • Yadav, Rahul5
  • Ray, Kausik6
  • Soran, Handrean7
  • 1 Cardiovascular Trials Unit, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK; Cardiovascular Research Group, Core Technologies Facility, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
  • 2 Cardiovascular Trials Unit, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK; Barlow Medical Centre, Manchester, UK.
  • 3 Cardiovascular Trials Unit, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK.
  • 4 Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Telford, UK.
  • 5 Cardiovascular Research Group, Core Technologies Facility, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
  • 6 Cardiovascular Sciences Research Centre, St George's Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK.
  • 7 Cardiovascular Trials Unit, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK; Cardiovascular Research Group, Core Technologies Facility, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. Electronic address: [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Atherosclerosis
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2016
Volume
252
Pages
161–165
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2016.07.009
PMID: 27451004
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

The prevalence and associated risk of FH continue to be underestimated, and knowledge of diagnostic criteria and treatment options is suboptimal. These results support the recent Consensus Statement of the EAS and production of quality standards by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Further work is required to formulate interventions to improve FH awareness and knowledge, and to determine the effect these interventions have on patient outcomes.

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