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Hot topics in hyperlipidaemia (2 CPD hours)

This case-based module gives practical advice on lipid modification, including cardiovascular risk assessment, when to start a statin and the use of other lipid-lowering drugs.


This module will provide an understanding of:

  • Treatment options for hyperlipidaemia in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease
  • The benefits and possible adverse effects of statins
  • Non-statin treatment options
  • Clinical signs and interpretation of laboratory results in hyperlipidaemia
  • Diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolaemia
  • Management of raised triglycerides

In this interactive module, you will learn as you work through real-life primary care patient scenarios. You will be assessed before starting the module and again at the end to gauge how your knowledge has improved.

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