Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of preventable death in the developed world. Familial Hypercholesterolaemia is a genetic condition that results in high levels of cholesterol which can lead to cardiovascular disease. If the condition is identified it can be treated with medication and the likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease is reduced.
If the condition is identified, it can be treated with tablets and the individual’s likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease will return to normal risk levels. If someone has the condition and they have children, there is a 50% likelihood that their children will also suffer from the condition and may be completely unaware of the fact they have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
We are convinced that with Guernsey’s tight-knit local population and the strong sense of family and community, we can make this the most effective Familial Hypercholesterolaemia screening programme in the World.
Please click on the link below to view a video which explains how the programme will work: