Familial hypercholesterolaemia (CG71)
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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 The National Collaborating Centre for Primary Care is no longer active.
- Gender and age-specific criteria for LDL-C concentration measurements
- CG71 Familial hypercholesterolaemia: NICE guideline (web format)
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This page was last updated: 06 March 2014
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- CG71 Colesterol uchel a etifeddir yn y teulu (hypercolesterolemia etifeddol): deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
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