Suboptimal documentation and management of familial hypercholesterolaemia in patients admitted with suspected ischaemic heart disease
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Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an inherited disorder often presenting with premature coronary artery disease (P-CAD). Up to 75% of FH cases remain undetected; therefore an easily utilised in-hospital screening tool needs to be implemented in order to identify potential FH index cases, maximise secondary prevention in index and institute proven cost-effective family screening.
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