Familial hypercholesterolemia

 

At least 1 in 500 Canadians is thought to have familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), however FH is significantly under-recognized in Canada. This point of care tool was developed to help health care providers identify FH and those individuals most likely to benefit from referral to a lipid specialist.  Additionally, while there are no Canadian-specific FH diagnostic criteria, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) recommends using those published by the Dutch Lipid Clinic Network which are in Part II of this tool.

GECKO point of care june 26th

 

Familial hypercholesterolemia point of care tool (More information on FH can be found in the GEC-KO on the run and the more comprehensive GEC-KO Messenger)