Survey Questions

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* 1. How familiar are you with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH)?

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* 2. Are you aware of the diagnostic criteria on the detection and management of FH?

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* 3. Which of the description below best describes FH?

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* 4. Which one of the following options could usefully assist you in the detection of FH in your practice?

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* 5. Which one of the following lipid profiles is most consistent with the diagnosis of FH?

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* 6. What is the prevalence of FH around the world?

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* 7. What is the likelihood that first-degree relatives (i.e. parents, siblings, and children) of someone who has FH will also have the condition themselves?

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* 8. How much greater is the risk of premature coronary artery disease (CAD) in untreated FH patients compared to the general population?

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* 9. When you are assessing a patient's family history, at what age for males and females do you consider heart disease to be 'premature'?

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* 10. In patients with documented premature CAD, which of the following do you routinely carry out? (Please check all that apply)

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* 11. Is the following statement true of false? An accurate diagnosis of FH can only be made via genetic test.

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* 12. How many patients currently under your care, if any, have been formally diagnosed with FH?

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* 13. If you have patients with FH under your care do you routinely screen close relatives for this condition with a lipid profile? 

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* 14. In your view, which healthcare providers would be most effective at early detection of FH and screening first-degree relatives? (Please check up to two)

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* 15. At what age would you test young individuals for hypercholesterolemia in a family with premature CAD?

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