About this information

NICE clinical guidelines advise the NHS on caring for people with specific conditions or diseases and the treatments they should receive. The information applies to people using the NHS in England and Wales.

This information explains the advice about the care and treatment of people with a specific type of inherited high cholesterol in the family, known as familial hypercholesterolaemia, that is set out in NICE clinical guideline 71.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you have familial hypercholesterolaemia (a specific type of inherited high cholesterol that runs in the family).

No, if you have another form of hypercholesterolaemia that is not genetic (inherited) or that is due to other genetic conditions.