CHD (screening of first (1st) degree relatives)
Last reviewed 01/2018
- screening of first degree blood relatives (principally siblings and offspring aged 18 years or older) of patients with premature CHD (men < 55 years and women < 65 years), or other atherosclerotic disease is indicated
- all first degree relatives, of any age, of those affected by familial dyslipidaemia should also be screened and specialist care provided through a lipid clinic (2)
- British Heart Foundation, Factfile 8/99, Joint British Recommendations on prevention of coronary heart disease in clinical practice.
- JBS2: Joint British Societies' guidelines on prevention of cardiovascular disease in clinical practice. Heart 2005; 91 (Supp 5).
cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk prediction charts (how to use them)