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CPD It's not just a high cholesterol level, it can be an indicator of genetic disorder

Publication date: Sunday, 07 July 2013
Contributor(s): David Milne

Very high cholesterol levels (total cholesterol >7.5 mmol/L) should prompt clinicians to think of familial hypercholesterolaemia. A family history of premature heart disease should further raise suspicion. This dominantly inherited genetic abnormality deserves as much attention as the oncogenes such as BRAC 1 and 2. HUK_logo_smallcmyk_HR
HEART UK - The Cholesterol Charity - has provided editorial support and review of this sponsored FH series.



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Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 6 Number 3 Oct-Nov-Dec 2013
Print edition page(s): 122
Contributor(s): David Milne

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