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FAMILIAL HYPERCHOLESTEROLAEMIA WEBINAR

Baldeesh Rai, Linda Main

FAMILIAL HYPERCHOLESTEROLAEMIA WEBINAR

Baldeesh Rai, Linda Main

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60mins

CONTENT AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Are you providing diet and lifestyle advice to those concerned about heart health? Could they have FH? Are you up to speed with the latest dietary advice for FH? Do you know how it differs from standard heart health dietary advice?
When surveyed recently by HEART UK, 32% of health professionals in lipid clinics felt that dietetic support was only fair or poor and only 9% rated it as excellent. In clinics with no dietetic support or in clinics referring to general practice services, patients may receive advice from dietitians who lack the experience specialist knowledge and support network required to treat the severe and complex cases of dyslipidaemias.


BE AWARE OF:

  • Prevalence of FH as a % of overall heart / CV disease in the UK – impacting on all advisors seeing heart health patients
  • The current drive to increase the diagnosis of FH in the UK
  • HEART UK resources for HCPs and patients/families
  • NICE other national /European guidelines on FH specifically

KNOW:

  • What FH means – causes – warning signs, diagnosis and treatments
  • Why FH carries increased CVD risk and understand the increased risk compared to those with just elevated lipids without FH
  • How dietary advice for FH differs from standard heart health advice
  • How much a non-specialist HCP can undertake and when they need to refer onto a lipid / FH specialist
  • Who and how to refer on for most specialist advice

BE ABLE TO:

  • Check and interpret relevant medical history e.g. biochemistry results, anthropometry, medication (esp. re drug and dietary interactions) etc.
  • Tailor dietary advice depending on above

Please note, webinars are not intended to be used by non-medically qualified individuals or as a substitute for, or basis for any medical treatment.

Expert speakers

Baldeesh Rai BSc Hons RD
Dietetic Advisor, Heart UK

As dietetic advisor at HEART UK for over 15 yrs, Baldeesh supports the charity’s cholesterol helpline and leads initiatives to help identify and target at risk South Asian populations and empower them to make appropriate diet and lifestyle changes. She combines this with her work as a Senior Research Dietitian at Imperial College.

Linda Main BSc SRD
Dietitian 

Linda is a freelance dietitian with experience of developing commercial partnerships with the food industry and producing resources and communications aimed at patients with lipid conditions. Linda was a founder member of the Ultimate Cholesterol Lowering Plan initiative.

WEBINAR HOST AND MODERATOR
Tanya Haffner, MD RD Nutrilicious.

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This webinar has been kindly sponsored with thanks by Heart UK

Heart UK charity

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