Estimación de la prevalencia de la Hipercolesterolemia Familiar y de las características clínicas asociadas en Cataluña

Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is the most frequent hereditary cause of premature coronary heart disease. The aim of this doctoral thesis is to determine the prevalence of subjects with FH phenotype (FH-P); to describe their clinical characteristics and the lipid-lowering therapy that they follow; as well as to estimate the number and type of patients eligible for treatment with proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitors (iPCSK9) according to the different indication criteria of the scientific societies and the National Health System (NHS). This research was done based on data from real-world clinical practice. Our study estimates that at least one in 192 and one in 425,774 people of the general population have heterozygous and homozygous FH-P, respectively. We observe that it is underdiagnosed and treated suboptimally. The number of possible candidates to receive iPCSK9 ranges, depending on which of the different scientific societies’ recommendations are used. ​
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