COVID-19 Increases Rate of Heart Attacks in People with Genetic High Cholesterol and Heart Disease

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PASADENA, Calif., May 26, 2021 – Individuals with genetic high cholesterol, heart disease or both, who were infected with COVID-19 had more heart attacks according to new research by the Family Heart Foundation. While previous studies have speculated about poorer outcomes if a person with genetic … Read More →


New Research to Improve Screening for FH

Cardiac Health and Post COVID-19 Future

Founder Effect - Franco American

Franco Americans, Familial Hypercholesterolemia and the Founder Effect

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Large-scale research and genetic studies concur that familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a common genetic condition that impacts all races and ethnicities. In fact, it is estimated that 1 in 250 individuals worldwide have FH. That means, each of us reading this Family Heart Foundation blog probably … Read More →


Lp(a) 101 Webinar

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Lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a),  is an important genetic risk factor for heart attacks and strokes. Many are unaware of what Lp(a) is or know that they should request for it to be tested. the Family Heart Foundation is hosting a Lp(a) 101 webinar featuring Dr Mary McGowan, Chief Medical Officer … Read More →


Women and FH

Alliance for Million Hearts Campaign

Dr. William Neal

2020 FH Community Forum

Pediatric Cholesterol Screening

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