Assessment and Management of Familial Hyperlipidaemia

This resource will assess your knowledge of the management of familial hyperlipidaemia. On successful completion, you'll receive one hour of CPD.


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Resource Overview

Inherited lipid disorders frequently present in primary and secondary care. Management of most lipid disorders falls within the remit of the primary care clinician, but also may be required of the hospital physician. Family testing and treatment can effectively prevent premature cardiovascular disease and therefore recognising and managing inherited lipid disorders is of importance.

This resource is composed of 10 clinical cases and is designed to test your knowledge and understanding of the assessment and management of familial hyperlipidaemia.

Aims and Objectives

On completion of this resource, you should have an improved understanding of:

  • The differential diagnosis of inherited lipid disorders
  • How inherited lipid disorders may present and be managed
  • The value of cascade testing to identify family members at risk of familial hypercholesterolaemia
  • Assessment of familial hypercholesterolaemia in children

Author: Dr Dev Datta