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|Title:||A new model of care for familial hypercholesterolaemia: What is the role of cardiology?|
van Bockxmeer, F.
|Citation:||Heart, Lung & Circulation (Print Edition), 2012; 2012(9):543-550|
|Publisher:||Blackwell Publishing Asia|
|Organisation:||Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Australasia Network|
|Gerald F. Watts, David R. Sullivan, Frank M. van Bockxmeer, Nicola Poplawski, Ian Hamilton-Craig, Peter M. Clifton, Richard C. O’Brien, Warrick Bishop, Peter M. George, Christopher Semsarian, Andrew Tonkin for the Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Australasia Network|
|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.|
|Keywords:||Familial hypercholesterolaemia; Model of care; Role of cardiology|
|Rights:||© 2012 Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS) and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ)|
|Appears in Collections:||Paediatrics publications|
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