Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an inherited disorder characterized by high levels of blood cholesterol from birth and premature coronary heart disease. Thus, the identification of FH patients is crucial to prevent or delay the onset of cardiovascular events, and the availability of a tool helping with the diagnosis in the setting of general medicine is essential to improve FH patient identification.
Casula M, Olmastroni E, Pirillo A, Catapano AL; MEMBERS OF THE LIPIGEN STEERING COMMETTEE; PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS: Coordinator center; Participant Centers; Participant Laboratories; COLLABORATORS; STUDY CENTRAL LABORATORY AND ANALYSIS GROUP. Evaluation of the performance of Dutch Lipid Clinic Network score in an Italian FH population: The LIPIGEN study. Atherosclerosis 2018 Oct;277:413-418