This application is intended as an aid to the physician in charge of the care of adults with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. The application allows to calculate the risk of developing cardiovascular events at 5 and 10 years. For the estimation of this risk has been used information published in prestigious scientific journals, whose reference can be found in the section Rationale of this application. We have tried to design an easy-to-use tool that provides valuable information for the physician in daily clinical practice, as well as for the affected families with FH.
The equation used for the calculation of risk has been developed with advanced statistical methods, its result is a percentage based on the sample analyzed and its accuracy is 85%. Therefore, the data must be interpreted taking into account their statistical origin.