Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Tools to detect FH

10' education - June 23, 2020 - Rens Reeskamp, MD - Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands

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  • Clinical diagnosis vs. genetic diagnosis 01:40
  • Tools to detect FH patients 2:55
  • The DLCN online tool  4:00

What is true about the Dutch Lipid Clinic Network (DLCN) criteria:

  • A. An FH score >6 indicates definite FH
  • B. Is difficult to use as untreated LDL-c is often unknown
  • C. Consist of questions about family history, LDL-c levels and presence of xanthomas.
  • D. The highest score (8) is attributed to LDL-c >6.5
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Educational information

The aim of this video is to highlight various aspects that are important for the diagnosis and treatment of Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) and thereby raise awareness about FH.


Rens Reeskamp, MD is PhD candidate at the Amsterdam UMC in the Netherlands.


The views expressed in this recording are those of the individual presenter and do not necessarily reflect the views of PACE-cme.

Click here to go to the online DLCN tool Click here to calculate untreated LDL-c levels

The information and data provided in this program were updated and correct at the time of the program development, but may be subject to change.

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