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What is Autosomal Dominant Genetic Disorder?

Genetic disorders are diseases caused by abnormalities in an individual’s genetic structure. Many of them are passed down from parent to child. There are many different types of genetic disorders–a genetic disorder may be caused by a mutation in a section of the gene, an absence or alteration in an entire chromosome, … Read More

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Cascade Screening for Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Familial hypercholesterolemia is an autosomal dominant disorder that affects the way that the blood handles cholesterol, resulting in abnormally high concentrations of LDL cholesterol in the blood. This can have serious consequences because it leads to coronary heart disease, heart attacks, and other heart problems … Read More

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ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee hears public comments on including distinct diagnostic codes for FH

On March 19, representatives from The FH Foundation were at the Centers for Disease Control to express support for the inclusion of diagnostic codes for heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia and family screening for FH. Dr. Josh Knowles, Chief Medical Officer, Dave Pickhardt, … Read More

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CAN LAUNCHES WEBSITE FOR RARE DISEASE CAREGIVERS

On February 28th, the Caregiver Action Network (CAN) announced the launch of www.RareCaregivers.org, a comprehensive online guide that addresses the distinct needs of family caregivers of loved ones with rare diseases.“As a caregiver of a loved one with a rare disease, you can feel overwhelmed and hardly know where … Read More

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Proceedings of the FH Foundation’s inaugural Familial Hypercholesterolemia Summit: AWARENESS TO ACTION

The first global FH Summit: Awareness to Action was conceived and organized by the FH Foundation to:  1.  Raise awareness of FH as a public health concern and 2. To formulate actionable recommendations to help embed FH in a strong public health movement, bringing attention to this common but underdiagnosed and undertreated … Read More