Identification and management of familial hypercholesterolaemia

NICE guidelines [CG71] Published date:

Review decision date: November 2014

Review decision: 

Review decision: Following the recent surveillance review which checks the need to update CG71, this guideline should not be updated at this time. This guideline will be checked again for update at its scheduled time point according to the methods described here

Next review date: September 2016

The advice in the NICE guideline covers the care and treatment of adults and children/young people with familial hypercholesterolaemia (a specific type of inherited high cholesterol that runs in the family).

It does not cover other forms of hypercholesterolaemia that are not genetic (inherited) or that are due to other genetic conditions.

Responsibility for undertaking a review of this guidance at the designated review date has passed to the National Clinical Guidelines Centre for Acute and Chronic Conditions (NCGCACC). The National Collaborating Centre for Primary Care is no longer active.

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