A Story of Hope – The FH Foundation
18 year old Hope goes on an enlightening musical journey to explore FH (familial hypercholesterolemia) and discovers that by taking control and sticking to a few rules she can not only live a normal life but empower others to do the same.
Joshua Knowles MD – CMO of The FH Foundation
Joshua Knowles MD is a dedicated Board member of The FH Foundation, as well as our Chief Medical Officer. In this video shot at the Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Knowles explains the nature of FH and what implications it has for those affected.
Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia
On the Balancing Act, FH Foundation President & CEO discusses the mystery behind Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) – the rarest, yet most severe form of FH.
Faces of FH: Brenda Gundell
Brenda Gundell found out she had FH and the journey has not been easy. Luckily, she is now treated by Mary Ann Champagne at Stanford Hospital and feels great! Hear her tell her FH story and the effort it took to get where she is now, while clinical nurse specialist Mary Ann Champagne and geneticist Joshua Knowles explain the medical side of FH.
Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) – Suzanne’s story
Suzanne talks about how she found out she has familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH). She also tells us how it has affected her and her family, and what she does to reduce her blood cholesterol levels.
CDC’s Expert Commentary on Familial Hypercholesterolemia
On September 20th, 2010, CDC’s Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG) released a new podcast about the ben- efits of cascade screening to identify familial hypercholes- terolemia, a common genetic disorder that causes high levels of low-density lipoprotein (or LDL) cholesterol that are present from birth. Presented by Rene´e M. Ned, PhD, MMSc, health scientist from OPHG.
Familial Hypercholesterolemia – English
Discover how the common genetic disorder familial hyper- cholesterolemia (FH) increases the level of LDL (bad) choles- terol in the blood. Learn about the genetic mutations that cause FH, and see how FH leads to an accelerated rate of atherosclerosis or cholesterol buildup in the blood vessels.
Hipercolesterolemia Familiar – Spanish
Descubra como el desorden gene´tico comu´n denominado hipercolesterolemia familiar (HF) aumenta el nivel de LDL colesterol (colesterol malo) en la sangre. Aprenda sobre las mutaciones gene´ticas que causan HF y vea como la HF conduce a un proceso acelerado de aterosclerosis o acumu- lacio´n de colesterol en los vasos sangui´neos.
Understanding Cholesterol (Heart Basics #5)
Cholesterol. You hear the word a lot. But what exactly is Cholesterol, and why should you be concerned about it? Watch More Health Videos at Health
Biology of progression of atherosclerosis
Christian – Individual Living with FH
Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia is a rare and severe form of FH, which affects 1 in a million people. Christian is one of them. Watch the video or read his story here.
Wenter – Individual Living with FH
Familial Hypercholesterolemia affects about 1 in 500 individuals but only about 20% have been diagnosed. In this video you will meet a woman named Wenter who is living with FH. Wenter shares the story of her journey to a diagnosis and how her FH diagnosis has changed the life of her entire family. You will also meet one of Wenter’s partners in her care, Dr. Amit Khera. Dr Khera is part of a growing group of physicians known as Lipid Specialists. Dr. Khera shares what signs you need to be aware of and steps you need to take if you think FH may be present in your family.
WVU Health Report- CASCADE Cholesterol
More than 34 million Americans suffer from high cholesterol. Familial Hypercholesterolemia is an under diagnosed form of the disease marked by extremely high cholesterol and high risk of an early heart attack. Katherine Wilemon was told she had high cholesterol at age fifteen. After suffering a heart attack at 38, doctors diagnosed her with Familial Hypercholesterolemia.