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August 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25:95

HEART UK – Hot topics in atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease

Jaqui Walker

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Professor Klaus Parhofer Lipoprotein (a) The role of lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] was explored by Professor Klaus Parhofer (Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany). This is an independent risk factor in cardiovascular disease (CVD), with a causal link to atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction (MI), aortic valve stenosis and heart failure. Of the different therapies that can be used to reduce elevated Lp(a), only apheresis shows a reduction in CVD events. Currently, the most important management strategy is to optimise all other CVD risk factors, particularly low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). In patients with progressive CVD, de

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Towards personalised medicine: HEART UK 28th Annual Conference

September 2014 Br J Cardiol 2014;21:104

Towards personalised medicine: HEART UK 28th Annual Conference

BJCardio Staff and others

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FH: improving detection in primary care The launch of the NICE (National Institute of Health and Care Excellence) guidelines for familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) heralded great optimism for improving detection rates in primary care.1 Even with new research showing that FH is more common than previously thought,2  still around 80% of patients are not recognised. Novel detection approaches are clearly needed. Professor Nadeem Qureshi (University of Nottingham) presented preliminary findings from six GP centres taking part in FAMCHOL (Feasibility of Improving Identification of Familial Hypercholesterolaemia in General Practice: Intervention

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