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Familial cholesterol: an underdiagnosed and undertreated disease (Albert Latner Lecture in Clinical Biochemistry)

Professor Anne Tybjærg-Hansen, University of Copenhagen

Date/Time: Tuesday 17 April 2018, 17:30 - 18:45

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Familial hypercholesterolaemia – inherited high levels of cholesterol – is the most common inherited disease and the leading cause of heart disease. Though its cause is well known and adequate treatment, mainly statins, is available, it is heavily underdiagnosed and undertreated. There is an urgent worldwide need for early detection and treatment of this common, extremely high-risk condition.