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Criteria for Diagnosis of Familial Hypercholesterolemia: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Different Guidelines, Appraising their Suitability in the Omani Arab Population.
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PMID:  24715932     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Subjects with Familial hypercholesterolemia are at increased risk for cardiac events such as premature myocardial infarction and early death from coronary heart disease, especially in patients with severe forms of the disease if left unattended. Therefore, there is an ardent need for the early diagnosis followed by aggressive therapeutic intervention and lifestyle modification. Three groups have developed clinical diagnostic tools for Familial hypercholesterolemia: the US MedPed Program, the Simon Broome Register Group in the United Kingdom, and the Dutch Lipid Clinic Network. In this article, the individual criteria are reviewed with particular emphasis on their advantage(s) and disadvantage(s), and in turn assess their suitability in diagnosing Familial hypercholesterolemia in the Omani Arab population. A brief insight into the process of "Cascade Screening" is also provided, this is a procedure that we are in the process of establishing in Oman.
Khalid Al-Rasadi; Khalid Al-Waili; Hilal Ali Al-Sabti; Ali Al-Hinai; Khamis Al-Hashmi; Ibrahim Al-Zakwani; Yajnavalka Banerjee
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oman medical journal     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1999-768X     ISO Abbreviation:  Oman Med J     Publication Date:  2014 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-04-09     Completed Date:  2014-06-24     Revised Date:  2014-06-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526350     Medline TA:  Oman Med J     Country:  Oman    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-91     Citation Subset:  -    
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