School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care

Familial hypercholesterolaemia screening in primary care

Research team

Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is an inherited cause of premature ischaemic heart disease that is under-diagnosed yet quite treatable.

Following the pilot cascade screening program run at the Royal Perth Hospital, we are testing different approaches to identifying families with FH in the South West of WA.

Methods

We are testing the feasibility and relative success of a range of approaches to identifying families with possible FH through interrogating general practice records, pathology records, admissions to coronary care units and workplace screening questionnaires.

The study is being run jointly from the Rural Clinical School of WA offices in Bunbury and the discipline of General Practice in Perth, and also involves working with general practices and regional and metropolitan hospitals.

Funding

 

School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care

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