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)


  1. British Heart Foundation, Factfile 8/99, Joint British Recommendations on prevention of coronary heart disease in clinical practice.
  2. JBS2: Joint British Societies' guidelines on prevention of cardiovascular disease in clinical practice. Heart 2005; 91 (Supp 5).