Finding solutions to family screening for genetic risk for heart disease

Research published: improving family screening for individuals at genetic risk for heart disease

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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.
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New CASCADE FH Registry Data Published: Familial Hypercholesterolemia Patients at High Risk for Cardiovascular Events Despite Treatment

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Individuals with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) were able to lower their cholesterol under FH specialty care, but many are still not meeting LDL-cholesterol targets, according to the FH Foundation’s CASCADE FH® Registry. In new research published in the October issue of Atherosclerosis, 52 … Read More


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Why are FH patients paying a higher price for PCSK9 inhibitor treatment when a lower price is available, and what can we do about it?

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Affordable prescription drugs are necessary so individuals can benefit from advances in medicine to treat conditions such as familial hypercholesterolemia. Medical research and innovation make it possible to actually prevent or delay heart disease in people born with FH. All it takes is early diagnosis … Read More


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