Chairs: Dr Sarit Ghosh
Speakers: Elaine George
Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is the most commonly inherited metabolic condition with an estimated prevalence of 1:250.
The West Midlands region in collaboration with the British Heart Foundation has recently implemented a primary care based FH genetic screening service and is the largest in the UK. Public Health England has referred to the programme in a recent publication of how to implement a ‘systems approach to FH screening’.
The presentation will focus on the implementation of the West Midlands FH service and the cascade testing of relatives including children to prevent the early onset of heart disease in this high risk cohort.