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dc.contributor.authorHamilton-Craig, I
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T17:00:09Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T17:00:09Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.date.modified2010-05-21T06:36:44Z
dc.identifier.issn1443-430X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/26834
dc.description.abstractMost GPs will have in their practice patients with heterozygous FH, whether recognised or not. Most adults with FH are diagnosed sporadically. FH in children remains largely undiagnosed and untreated. Coronary atherosclerosis in adult patients with FH can be controlled with effective LDL-C lowering, but this requires maximum doses of potent statins in combination with ezetimibe, and often resins and nicotinic acid as well. Referral of patients with FH to a lipid clinic with experience in this area is the preferred option for family screening, a key component of FH management. Ongoing management of patients with FH should be undertaken jointly by GPs and the lipid clinic. There is a need for improved health professional and community awareness of FH as a serious and relatively common genetic disorder for which effective treatments are available.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMedicine Today Pty. Ltd.
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.medicinetoday.com.au/
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom39
dc.relation.ispartofpageto46
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMedicine Today
dc.relation.ispartofvolume9
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.titleFamilial hypercholesterolaemia: Walking time bombs and digging for gold
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Medicine
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gro.date.issued2008
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gro.griffith.authorHamilton-Craig, Ian


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