Hypercholesterolaemia - practical information for non-specialists

Safwaan Adam, Jamal B. Mohammad, Jan H. Ho, Jonathan D. Schofield, See Kwok, Tarza Siahmansur, Yifen Liu, Akheel A. Syed, Shaishav S. Dhage, Claudia Stefanutti, Rachelle Donn, Rayaz Malik, Maciej Banach, Paul N. Durrington, Handrean Soran

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Hypercholesterolaemia is amongst the most common conditions encountered in the medical profession. It remains one of the key modifiable cardiovascular risk factors and there have been recent advances in the risk stratification methods and treatment options available. In this review, we provide a background into hypercholesterolaemia for non-specialists and consider the merits of the different risk assessment tools available. We also provide detailed considerations as to: i) when to start treatment, ii) what targets to aim for and iii) the role of low density lipoprotein cholesterol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalArchives of Medical Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018



  • Cardiovascualr risk
  • Hypercholesterolaemia
  • Lipid disorders
  • Low density lipoprotein cholesterol
  • Practical recommendations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Adam, S., Mohammad, J. B., Ho, J. H., Schofield, J. D., Kwok, S., Siahmansur, T., Liu, Y., Syed, A. A., Dhage, S. S., Stefanutti, C., Donn, R., Malik, R., Banach, M., Durrington, P. N., & Soran, H. (2018). Hypercholesterolaemia - practical information for non-specialists. Archives of Medical Science, 14(1), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.5114/aoms.2018.72238