New service to identify killer gene

Season 21, Episode 42,   Mar 24, 11:08 AM

The family of a 29 year old Cheshire man who died suddenly from heart failure have been diagnosed with a genetic condition which causes abnormally high levels of cholesterol. The condition is familial hypercholesterolaemia, or FH; and the family of the late Mike Clarke have now been tested for FH at a new screening service for Cheshire and Merseyside. 

In this podcast we hear from Mike’s brother Simon and three people behind the new testing service, clinical lead Consultant Chemical Pathologist Dr Shirley Bowles; Consultant Chemical Pathologist Dr David Oleesky; and FH service specialist nurse Julia Finch. They’re in conversation with Caroline Kenyon.

A fundraising page has been set up by Katie Bridge, Mike Clarke’s sister, in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young:

Find out more about the Innovation Agency's work on lipids and cholesterol management on the website: