How can we more uniformly treat FH across the world? Increasing knowledge of primary care practitioners was a universal theme highlighted by both Dr. Raul Santos and Dr. Rodrigo Alonso Karlezi. Dr. Santos underscored data from the "10-country study," which showed that, despite half of the world's FH population residing in Asia-Pacific, diagnosis rates significantly trail the United Kingdom. In addition, a significant percentage of individuals fail to meet treatment targets.
Dr. Alonso Karlezi presented new data on “primary care knowledge in the Americas” from the Meeting of America's survey. Initiated at the 2018 FH Global Summit by the FH Foundation and the FH Iberoamericana Network, the survey measured the level of awareness and knowledge in physicians regarding familial hypercholesterolemia in North, Central and South America.