ScreenPro FH - Screening project for familial hypercholesterolemia in central, southern and eastern Europe: Rationale and design

Richard Češka, György Paragh, Željko Reiner, Maciej Banach, Lale Tokgözoglu, Andrey V. Susekov, Katarína Rašlová, Tomáš Freiberger, Branislav Vohnout, Andrzej Rynkiewicz, Assen Goudev, Gheorghe Andrei Dan, Dan Gaita, Belma Pojskic, Ivan Pecin, Meral Kayikçioglu, Olena Mitchenko, Marat V. Ezhov, Gustavs Latkovskis, Žaneta PetrulionienėZlatko Fras, Nebojsa Tasić, Erkin M. Mirrakhimov, Tolkun Murataliev, Alexander B. Shek, Vladimír Tuka, Alexandros D. Tselepis, Elie M. Moubarak, Khalid Al Rasadi

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Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a genetic disorder with well-known genetic transmission and clinical course. Despite great recent progress, FH is still underestimated, under-diagnosed and thus undertreated. Furthermore it represents a significant healthcare challenge as a common risk factor for the premature development of coronary heart disease. The ScreenPro FH Project is an international network project aiming at improving complex care - from timely screening, through diagnosis to up-to-date treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe. An important task for the project is to harmonise and unify diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in participating countries, where the situation differs from country to country. Countries with more experience should serve as a model for countries developing the FH network.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-48
Number of pages6
JournalVnitrni Lekarstvi
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017



  • Diagnosis
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia
  • Screening
  • Treatment optimization approaches in participating countries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medicine(all)
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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