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Research and Development

Wales is leading the way in a range of award winning clinical service improvements for patients with FH and Cardiovascular disease. These services offer many opportunities for research and development.

Wales FH Cascade Service R&D Committee

This group oversees and advises on Research and Development aspects of the FH Cascade Testing Service. The function of this committee is to facilitate and co-ordinate R&D projects of high quality.

Our Projects

A range of research and development projects are undertaken by a variety of people including nurses and doctors, clinical scientists, social scientists and geneticists.

We're interested in finding out:

  • How we can better identify FH in families
  • How patients experience FH
  • Whether new drugs are effective for treating FH and tolerable to patients
  • What patients think about our service

Current Projects

Research Dr


"We're trying to find out more about how genes influence FH patients cholesterol levels"


Click the link to find out more about our research and how you can get involved...




CESD Study - Totaliser



Many thanks to all those who have volunteered for this project. We have had an excellent response with over 670 patients taking part.

The final samples have been sent to the specialist lab for analysis and we hope to report the findings early in 2017.

To find out more about the CESD study please read the CESD Study Information Sheet or visit the Ongoing Research section of the website.

Please note that recruitment to this project has now finished.



Research News

Kate H - Heart UK Awards  

Kate Haralambos has just won the 'Young Researcher of the Year Award' at the 2014 HEART UK meeting held in Warwick.


Kate presented her research on the pilot work on FH variants of uncertain significance. She had previously won an award for the work on improving scoring criteria to guide selection of patients for DNA testing.






The recent Research and Development edition of the All Wales FH Family Forum Newsletter is now available to download.


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