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Case finding

Prof Qureshi explains methods of case finding for familial hypercholesterolaemia in primary care

In this video, Prof Nadeem Qureshi from the University of Nottingham explains diagnosis and case finding in FH.

Patients may be identified through proactive case-finding within Primary Care, 2017 NICE FH guidelines recommend case finding in practice. Case finding, systematic searching and multipractice audit is exemplified by the Medway audit. In this audit there was systematic search of primary care records, people with total cholesterol > 7.5mmol/l if < 30 years age or If > 30 years or older look for a total cholesterol concentration > 9.0mmol/l.

How do you / could you apply case-finding within your own practice?

Prof Qureshi gives some further suggestions in his article: Familial hypercholesterolaemia: case finding, assessment and management.

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