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November 2017 Br J Cardiol 2017;24:136

Cholesterol – a problem solved?

Jaqui Walker

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Genetic disease The benefits of child-parent screening for familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), were explored by Professor David Wald (Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London). Detection rates are highest if FH is screened for in children between one to two years of age – a heel prick test, for example, is quick to carry out at routine immunisation appointments and uptake rates of 84% have been achieved. Screening is effective – a rate of four children and four parents are identified for every 1,000 children screened. The child benefits twice: their

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November 2012 Br J Cardiol 2012;19:158–9

New diabetes guidelines stress individual patient needs

BJCardio Staff

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While general recommendations regarding the intensiveness of glycaemic therapy focused in the past on a HbA1c target below 7%, the new statement emphasises that goals must be individualised, with the precise target taking into account patient’s attitude and expected treatment efforts, the risk associated with glycaemia and other adverse effects, disease duration, life expectancy, other co-morbidities, established vascular complications, and the patient’s own resources and support system. It notes, for example, some patients may feel that the weight gain associated with a particular diabetes therapy is unacceptable, whereas others may cons

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