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 FH Foundation. While previous studies have speculated about poorer outcomes if a person with genetic high … Read More →
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A strategic imperative of the FH 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 continue today. … 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 FH Foundation blog probably knows … Read More →
Katherine Wilemon, founder and CEO of the FH 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 needs … Read More →
The FH 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 nation’s … Read More →
It is with deep sadness that we share that Dr. William Neal, former Chairman of the Board of the FH Foundation and Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at West Virginia University, passed away on January 1, 2021.
The FH Foundation Team and Board of Directors are extremely grateful for the contributions … Read More →
You’re invited to join the FH 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 FH 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 (FH) in specialty … Read More →
Increasing screening for familial hypercholesterolemia is critical for finding the 85% of individuals who are not diagnosed today. The FH Foundation leads critical research to uncover some of the barriers for cascade screening, also known as family screening, and genetic testing in the United States.
Recently, … Read More →