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hyperlipidaemia (high cholesterol)

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Author: Heart UK

Format: Web page

Languages: English

Information on familial hypercholesterolaemia, what it means for cholesterol and the particular genes involved.

Author: Heart UK

Date: November 2021

Format: Web page

Languages: English

Information about when to get tested for familial hypercholesterolaemia and what is involved in genetic testing.

Author: British Heart Foundation

Date: September 2018

Format: PDF

Languages: English

Information about good and bad cholesterol, causes of bad cholesterol and how to get your cholesterol down.

Author: NHS

Date: April 2019

Format: Web page

Languages: English

Information about statins and other medicines for high cholesterol.

Author: Heart UK

Date: November 2021

Format: Web page

Languages: English

Information about the side effects of statins, including muscle aches and pains, and very rare side effects.

Author: Heart UK

Date: November 2021

Format: Web page

Languages: English

Information about ezetimibe, PCSK9 inhibitors, LDL-apheresis and genetic testing.

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