Name a cholesterol-lowering treatment, Patricia Young has done it – and was probably among the first to take it. At 67 years old, Young may be the oldest person living with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) in the U.S. “I’ve been going through the history of this disease in one … Read More →
Growing up, every one of us has lost something special to us. For many people that special thing could be a sentimental object like a childhood toy, or a family pet.
But what we don’t expect as part of growing up, is losing a family member. For me, I almost lost my father to heart disease before … Read More →
As we near the end of 2021, we are also celebrating a decade of success for the FH Foundation as this year marks the 10th Anniversary of our founding.
I had a heart attack at the age of 39, a diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) at 41 and, years later, I found out I also had elevated … Read More →
The message is clear and important. There are simple tests to diagnose familial hypercholesterolemia (FH); and effective, affordable treatments to lower LDL cholesterol to stop early heart disease and stroke. But today, only about 15 to 20% of people with FH are being diagnosed and some of them are … Read More →
It was 2010 and I was 36 years old. I was living in Texas at the time, enjoying my career at Motorola. When I wasn’t working, I was bass fishing on Lake Austin, recording music and having cook-outs with our neighbors. Most of all, I was enjoying spending time with my two active young boys. Life … Read More →
the Family Heart Foundation is a true partnership of individuals and families impacted by FH, and the healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat FH. Together, we are raising awareness of FH, driving improved diagnosis, making sure individuals know their treatment options and opportunities for … Read More →
30 different workouts in 7 weeks. You may be wondering how I got here. Well, to answer that, we have to go back a little bit.
In 1966 (ok, we’re going back a lot), Lyle Hill was dancing with his wife at the Elk’s Club when he had a heart attack. He died that night at just 30 years old. His daughter, … Read More →
the Family Heart Foundation is working to ensure your voice, backed up by clinical and real world data, is heard loud and clear in conversations that impact your health. We are working with patients, doctors, nurse practitioners, policy makers, drug manufacturers and payers to make sure Familial Hypercholesterolemia … Read More →
Amgen’s PCSK9 inhibitor, Repatha (evolocumab), has been approved today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).We all have the chance to prevent early heart disease for over a million Americans, just by saying the words “familial hypercholesterolemia.” Until recently, virtually no one … Read More →
Today families living with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) have new hope that they can win the fight against aggressive premature heart disease. Individuals with FH need all the help they can get to manage this risk factor encoded in their genes. Fortunately, more help is on the way for those who … Read More →