The FH Foundation, a global research and advocacy organization, today announced that Dr. Samuel Gidding will join as chief medical officer. Dr. Gidding brings more than 30 years of experience in preventative cardiology, pediatric cardiology and heart failure/transplantation with a strong focus in familial … Read More
By Kari Roundy
I first met my FH Specialist, Dr. Seth Baum, in Jan 2016, at the urging of my primary care doctor. I’m so glad I did.
Earlier in my life, I had not taken my cholesterol levels seriously. I believed I could manage my high LDL cholesterol with diet alone and I avoided taking medication. … Read More
By Ray Shipman
My story starts back when I was 14 years old. My 34-year old mother had her cholesterol tested during a physical. When the lipid panel came back, it showed that her cholesterol was over 500. The doctors notified her that her children should be tested. My cholesterol level came back … Read More
This week I heard about a young family who lost their husband and father, suddenly and right in front of their eyes. He had a massive heart attack and was gone. Sadly, working for the FH Foundation, I have heard this story too many times. It’s especially heartbreaking because we know that when heart … Read More
Clinical trials are research studies designed to test whether a medical intervention, treatment, or device is safe and effective. The success of clinical trials and the potential availability of new treatments for FH depend on the participation of individuals with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), … Read More
Accelerating Family Screening with Genetic Testing Could Change Care for Familial Hypercholesterolemia
PASADENA, Calif., May 16, 2018 – The FH Foundation, a leading research and advocacy organization, today announced the launch of a new research study that aims to understand the willingness for … Read More
The FH Foundation is joining with Breakaway from Heart Disease at the 2018 Amgen Tour of California community events, to increase awareness of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) and break the cycle of family heart disease. FH causes approximately 20% of heart attacks under the age of 45, and is the most … Read More
This Mother’s Day, I offer a gift to all the moms who want to be there for their children, and want their children to live long, healthy, lives free of heart disease and the heartache and loss it can cause.
This Mother’s Day I am asking everyone I know – Do you have a family history … Read More
Today, The FH Foundation, is pleased to recognize UnitedHealthcare for streamlining its prior authorization process and expanding access to PCSK9 inhibitors for familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). These changes are making it easier and faster for doctors and patients who qualify to get access to these … Read More
Katherine Wilemon, founder and CEO of the FH Foundation, talked with Daniel Levine of The Bio Report podcast, about familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). The episode highlights how FH is an invisible condition that causes high LDL-C cholesterol and increases the risk for early heart disease. Unfortunately, … Read More