ScreenPro FH
Screening Project for Familial Hypercholesterolemia
in Central, Southern and Eastern Europe

Poland

Country leader: Professor Andrzej Rynkiewicz, MD, PhD, DSc

Contact: arynk@amedec.amg.gda.pl

Population: 38 005 614

Estimated number of FH patients: 76 011 (prevalence 1:500)

Number of FH patients in database: 1884

National centers: University of Warmia and Mazury (Prof. Andrzej Rynkiewicz), Medical University of Gdansk (Prof. Marcin Gruchala)

Other centers: 7

Lipid network in country: functional/in development

FH programme: Polish national programme for the diagnosis and treatment of FH provides comprehensive care for patients with lipid disorders, searching for high-risk patients using the adapted Dutch lipid clinic network diagnostic criteria and Simon Broome Register criteria, perform genetic testing in probands and also cascade screening in families with FH patients with confirmed FH (clinically or genetically) remain under the care of professionals, who optimize their lipid-lowering therapy, they are also provided with regularly performed diagnostics e.g. echocardiography, stress testing, assessment of IMT and coronary CT for Calcium Scoring

Criteria: Dutch lipid clinic network diagnostic criteria and Simon Broome diagnostic criteria