Recommendation ID

What are the long-term effects of statin therapy on sub-clinical atherosclerosis in children with FH who are treated with statin therapy?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Although statins are increasing in use, there is still a lack of data on the long-term effects of statins in children. It is particularly important to determine any long-term adverse effects of statin treatment in a population with FH, as people generally take statins for the rest of their lives once treatment starts. 

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Familial hypercholesterolaemia: identification and management
Date issued
August 2008

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/10/2019