COVID-19 Increases Rate of Heart Attacks in People with Genetic High Cholesterol and Heart Disease

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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 Family Heart Foundation. While previous studies have speculated about poorer outcomes if a person with genetic … Read More →


New Research to Improve Screening for FH

Women and FH

ICER Virtual Public Meeting

ICER Report on Treatments for High Cholesterol – Family Heart Foundation to Comment at Public Meeting February 5

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The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) – an organization that produces reports that analyze the cost effectiveness of drugs and other medical services – has highlighted the improved cost-effectiveness of high cholesterol treatments inclisiran and bempedoic acid in patients who have … Read More →


Pediatric Cholesterol Screening

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 Family Heart Foundation leads critical research to uncover some of the barriers for cascade screening, also known as family screening, and genetic testing in the United … Read More →