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Lipid Clinic risk charts

Risk Charts

 Current guidelines for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease advise that treatment with statins should be considered if estimated 10 year risk of a cardiovascular event is >20%. This may be calculated from the ˜Framingham equations on which current risk tables are based.

These tables should not be used for patients with clinical evidence of vascular disease, with a strong family history of premature vascular disease, or those with a genetic hyperlipidaemia such as familial hypercholesterolaemia. In these cases risk tables will significantly underestimate the true risk of a cardiovascular event.

 Patient Diet Information
All patients attending the lipid clinic are given a full dietary assessment by the clinic dietitian. Follow up advice is offered at subsequent clinic appointments where appropriate. The following resources provide useful advice for patients and health professionals:

 Useful links
Heart UK " The Cholesterol charity
The British Heart Foundation

Key Guidelines

HEART UK toolkit for the implementation of the NICE clinical guideline on the identification and management of Familial Hypercholesterolaemia.