How learnings from COVID-19 can be applied to understanding the most destructive pandemic in human history: heart disease.
Heart Disease Risk
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
So, what are some of the early signs of heart disease? And what should you do if you experience them? My advice, is to recommend that you seek medical attention, if you experience any of the following symptoms:
Chest Pain – often described as tightness, pressure, squeezing or aching beneath the … Read More
We find ourselves in one of the most challenging situations in world history. It is crucial for all of us to follow the guidance on handling the coronavirus (COVID-19) provided by the CDC, which is updated daily. This said, it is important for our FH community to be aware of the … Read More
You may have heard about Lipoprotein (a), Lp(a) or often referred to as “Lp little a.” Lp(a) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease.The level of Lp(a) found in a person’s blood is entirely genetically predetermined. This means that unlike other cardiac risk factors, Lp(a) can’t … Read More
Contrary to popular belief, more women die of heart disease each year than men. Women are also less likely to show up in the emergency room when a heart attack is occurring. When they do seek help, serious damage has often already occurred to the heart.The symptoms of heart disease in women are not usually … Read More