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 →
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A strategic imperative of the Family Heart Foundation is to increase FH diagnosis and improve the rate of cascade screening. We began this work in 2013 with the establishment of the CASCADE FH® Registry (CAscade SCreening for Awareness and DEtection of Familial Hypercholesterolemia Registry) and … Read More →
How learnings from COVID-19 can be applied to understanding the most destructive pandemic in human history: heart disease.
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 →
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 →
Katherine Wilemon, founder and CEO of the Family Heart Foundation, recently authored a paper with researchers from Stanford University that highlighted key differences in care for women with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). The paper published in Current Atherosclerosis Reports highlights the unique … Read More →
The Family Heart Foundation is proud to announce our partnership with the CDC Foundation as an inaugural community partner in the “Alliance for Million Hearts Campaign.” The campaign is a new public-private coalition with the nation’s leading organizations and thought leaders to confront the … Read More →
It is with deep sadness that we share that Dr. William Neal, former Chairman of the Board of the Family Heart Foundation and Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at West Virginia University, passed away on January 1, 2021.
the Family Heart Foundation Team and Board of Directors are extremely grateful … Read More →
You’re invited to join the Family Heart Foundation for our annual FH Community Forum “Inherited High Cholesterol: Journeys to FH Diagnosis and Care.” This year’s event will be held virtually on Saturday, December 12 at 12:00 pm ET.
The FH Community Forum is open to individuals with familial hypercholesterolemia … Read More →
We are excited to announce new data from the Family Heart Foundation’s CASCADE FH® Registry was published in the The Journal of Pediatrics. This research helps us understand the progress that has been made in the treatment and care of children with familial hypercholesterolemia … Read More →