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November 2021

HEART UK – Hypercholesterolaemia: familial or not?

Andreas Tridimas

Abstract

Familial hypercholesterolaemia or not? The importance of considering polygenic hypercholesterolaemia in those with no monogenic cause for familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), was outlined by Professor Steve Humphries (UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science, London).1 By looking for the presence of specific high low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and combining these to generate a SNP-score, those with the most variants can be identified. Professor Steve Humphries Individuals who are in the top five deciles of the SNP-score are highly likely to have a polygenic explanation for their high LDL-C

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