On December 1, the FDA approved evolocumab (Repatha, Amgen) for the prevention of heart attack, stroke, and coronary revascularization in adults with established cardiovascular disease (CVD), as well as for the treatment of adults with primary hyperlipidemia to decrease LDL-C. This is in addition to … Read More
The FH Community in Action is made up of individuals with FH and the medical professionals who treat them. Through the FH Foundation, we work together to raise awareness, support our members, drive research, and advocate for improved diagnosis and care.
Join us to help drive the change you want … Read More
For a successful treatment of elevated cholesterol, it is important to maintain a healthy diet in combination with the right medications as well as a good exercise program.
For this to be successful, some attention should be put in selecting the right modality of exercise, and how to make it fun, … Read More
Despite 50+ years of research in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), few prior studies have evaluated health disparities, and none have included multi-ethnic cohorts. Today, the FH Foundation announced new data published in Atherosclerosis highlighting potential health disparities that … Read More
Do you #KnowFH. See our 2017 FH Awareness Day Infographic to learn about familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). To view all our translations of this infographic click here.
For those who are at risk of heart attacks, attempting to lower your cholesterol levels can help to minimize it. If you have any early signs of heart disease, it is important that you understand how your cholesterol levels are related to your risk of heart attacks, so that you can take proper steps and … Read More
Oh, how sweet are the joys of motherhood! The pitter patter of little feet, those curious eyes looking up at you from loving arms, and the sheer wonder of watching your bundle of joy grow into a strong young adult in your very likeness. Taking on the role of mother is something many women dream of, but … Read More
Blog Post from My Journey with Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Heart Disease
“Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.” (James Thurber)
It’s very easy, if you or your child has been diagnosed with FH to look back in anger (“Oh, no, why did I get … Read More
How can we find individuals and families affected by familial hypercholesterolemia? The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published insights on the importance of family screening screening and the use of genetic testing for FH on July 25. Joshua Knowles, MD, PhD, Daniel Rader, MD, and … Read More
Original post through Mother to Baby
By Mara Gaudette, MS, CGC, Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby California
The chat message came through promptly at my 9AM start time. Her words and exclamation marks clearly highlighted her anxiety. “Just found out I’m pregnant! Taking Lipitor … Read More