EM1711D "Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Improving Detection and Management" (GR-110317)

The purpose of this presentation is to describe the biology, diagnosis, and medical therapy for Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH), with special focus on screening strategies for identification and emerging treatment paradigms.

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Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the molecular basis of FH.
  • Apply diagnostic criteria to identify patients with FH.
  • Understand principles of cascade screening and emerging applications of electronic health record and genetic screening programs for FH.
  • Incorporate current guideline recommendations for FH treatment targets and treatment regimens.
Course summary
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  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: Amit Khera, M.D., MScAmit Khera, M.D., MSc
Director, Preventive Cardiology Program
Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiology

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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