Latest from the FHSC registry: take action now for universal cholesterol screening in early life

Commentary to publication: Familial hypercholesterolaemia in children and adolescents from 48 countries: a cross-sectional study. The Lancet; Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is the most common inherited lipid disorder, affecting about one in 300 people worldwide (1). If untreated, elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL‑C) levels from birth confer an increased risk of premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. … Read more

Global FHSC registry makes the case for universal cholesterol screening of children for familial hypercholesterolaemia

December 13, 2023 – Gothenburg, Sweden Finding children with familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), the most common inherited lipid disorder, relies on family cascade screening, usually after a parent or relative has a heart attack, as physical signs of FH in children are uncommon, meaning that detection is delayed in most. These were the key findings from … Read more