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IMPROVE-IT Proves that with LDL, Lower is Most Definitely Better

The IMPROVE-IT verdict is in and it will change the practice of cardiovascular disease prevention. For the first time, a non-statin medication has been shown to reduce cardiovascular events (including stroke and MI) when added to a statin. Achieving an LDL level of 53 vs 70 by the end of the trial’s first year translated … Read More

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2014 FH Global Summit – Bridging the Gaps in Care of Familial Hypercholesterolemia

The Second Annual FH Global Summit took place in New York City October 13-14.  The FH Foundation convened a group of 140 doctors, patients, researchers, and industry representatives all focussed on finding and treating people with familial hypercholesterolemia in order to save lives.  It was a resounding success, … Read More

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2014 FH Global Summit thoughts from Christian Jacobs, FH Foundation Board Member and HoFH Advocate for Awareness

It truly is amazing to think that The FH Foundation was formed just three years ago and now here we are wrapping up the Second Annual FH Global Summit. As a patient, it is exciting and encouraging to see physicians, researchers, pharmaceutical companies, patients, and caregivers come together to help push forward in … Read More

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New service launched to help families with inherited risk of heart disease

Dr Adrian Mairs, Consultant in Public Health Medicine at the PHA and public health lead for the programme, said: “Northern Ireland is one of the first countries that have an organised system for identifying people with Familial Hypercholesterolaemia. Our aim is to identify everyone with this genetic disorder so that … Read More

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Cardiometabolic Health Congress Panel on The Wide Spectrum of Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Discovering Your Highest Risk Patients and Optimizing Treatment

The FH Foundation was honored to participate in this excellent panel on FH at the CMHC on October 23 in Boston.  Scott Radabaugh, FH Advocate for Awareness, and Cat Davis Ahmed, Director of Outreach for The FH Foundation, joined distinguished experts on FH, Dr. Seth J. Baum, Dr. Sarah de Ferranti, Dr. Patrick Moriarty … Read More