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Joint management of familial hypercholesterolaemia by primary and secondary care

By Maria Antonopoulou, Primary Care and Risk Factor Management Section

Preventive Cardiology

Familial hypercholesterolaemia comprise a major cause of premature coronary heart disease, a condition which worldwide still remains unrecognised and untreated. Early identification and management of FH continue to be a challenge for both primary and secondary care. The approaches of cardiologists, general practitioners and epidemiologist are discussed, under the common scope to highlight the importance of effective diagnosis and treatment of FH patients by increasing professional awareness and multidisciplinary communication.

Join this session and listen to the three speakers and the panel of discussants analysing different perspectives and deriving proposals for the role of both primary and secondary care and their collaboration to improve the management of FH for the good of the patients, their families and the general population.

The session "Joint management of familial hypercholesterolemia by primary and secondary care" is taking place on 16 April at 08:50 CEST online at ESC Preventive Cardiology 2021.

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Note: The content of this article reflects the personal opinion of the author/s and is not necessarily the official position of the European Society of Cardiology