CDC Podcast on Familial Hypercholesterolemia
On September 20th, 2010, CDC’s Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG) released a podcast about the benefits of cascade screening to identify familial hypercholesterolemia, a common genetic disorder that causes high levels of low-density lipoprotein (or LDL) cholesterol that are present from birth. In the podcast, Renée M. Ned, PhD, MMSc, health scientist from OPHG, explains that:
This podcast is part of CDC's Expert Commentary Series on Medscape.
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National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). Identification and management of familial hypercholesterolaemia. NICE clinical guideline CG71. Issued August 2008.