High Sensitivity Troponin in Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Grant holder: Dr Jonathan Malo, Dr Ken Lee and Dr Simon Walker, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Amount Awarded: £3,000
Year: 2014 - finished
Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a common hereditary condition which affects approximately 1 in 500 people in the UK. It leads to unusually high levels of cholesterol in the blood and a much higher than average risk of coronary heart disease. We would like to investigate whether a new highly sensitive blood test called high-sensitivity Troponin, might be useful in tracking the development of coronary heart disease in patients with FH. This would make it easier to assess how effective a treatment has been and to decide which patients are at highest risk of future heart problems.