April 30, 2010
A Cascade Testing Programme for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH), supported by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and the Welsh Assembly Government, is being initiated across Wales.
The service is hosted by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and will aim to prevent premature coronary heart disease by diagnosing and treating individuals with FH. Health professionals will screen family members of those who have been confirmed with having FH after being tested for high cholesterol or heart disease. With lifestyle changes and medication, people with FH can reduce their risk of developing coronary heart disease. To find out more about the Cascade Testing Programme for FH, read our GPU blog.