#KnowFH for FH Awareness Day

September 24th is FH Awareness Day

My Lipoprotein(a) Story - Chad M.

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

A Global Call to Action for FH

A Global Call to Action – Reducing the Clinical and Public Health Burden of Familial Hypercholesterolemia

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Healthcare systems around the world have failed to rescue individuals born with Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH), even though we have had life-saving therapies for the last 34 years. Without the societal commitment to screen, diagnose, and manage FH, the opportunity to prevent heart disease and … Read More →


Cardiac Health and Post COVID-19 Future

Casey Walsh article in Circulation

Founder Effect - Franco American

Franco Americans, Familial Hypercholesterolemia and the Founder Effect

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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 Family Heart Foundation blog probably … Read More →


Lp(a) 101 Webinar

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Lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a),  is an important genetic risk factor for heart attacks and strokes. Many are unaware of what Lp(a) is or know that they should request for it to be tested. the Family Heart Foundation is hosting a Lp(a) 101 webinar featuring Dr Mary McGowan, Chief Medical Officer … Read More →