This quality standard covers identifying and managing familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) in children, young people and adults. FH is a type of high cholesterol that runs in families and increases the risk of heart disease. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

It covers only heterozygous FH and not homozygous FH, which is rare and needs specialist care.

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We checked this quality standard in 2016 and it is still up to date.

Next review: August 2017

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