A New Model of Care for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia: What is the Role of Cardiology?

Gerald Watts, David Sullivan, Frank van Bockxmeer, Nicola Poplawski, Ian Hamilton-Craig, Peter Clifton, Richard O'Brien, Warrick Bishop, Peter George, Christopher Semsarian, Andrew Tonkin

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    Abstract

    Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a co-dominantly inherited disorder that causes marked elevation in plasma cholesterol and premature coronary heart disease. There are at least 45,000 people with FH in Australia and New Zealand, but most remain undiagnosed and undertreated. To bridge this gap in coronary prevention the FH Australasia Network has developed a model of care for FH. We present the executive summary, with a commentary contrasting the recommendations with other international guidelines and highlighting the role of the cardiologist.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)543-550
    Number of pages8
    JournalHeart, Lung and Circulation
    Volume21
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

    Keywords

    • Familial hypercholesterolaemia
    • Model of care
    • Role of cardiology

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    Watts, G., Sullivan, D., van Bockxmeer, F., Poplawski, N., Hamilton-Craig, I., Clifton, P., O'Brien, R., Bishop, W., George, P., Semsarian, C., & Tonkin, A. (2012). A New Model of Care for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia: What is the Role of Cardiology? Heart, Lung and Circulation, 21(9), 543-550. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2012.04.010