The FH Foundation president has been invited to participate on an international advisory board to produce a Canadian position paper on Familial Hypercholesterolemia at the Canadian Cardiovascular Society’s Vascular 2013 Conference in Montreal on October 17th. The FH Foundation is also coordinating … Read More
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Josh Knowles, CMO of the FH Foundation, and Katherine Wilemon, President of the FH Foundation, participated in the ACC LDL-C: Address the Risk Think Tank October 10th in Washington DC. The goal of the LDL-C: Address the Risk Think Tank was to bring together representatives from medical specialty societies … Read More
FH patients have mutations in their genes that limit the body’s ability to remove cholesterol, thereby increasing the amount of cholesterol in their bloodstream. Abnormally high levels of cholesterol in the bloodstream can lead to serious and potentially fatal problems with the heart and blood vessels, … Read More
The FH Foundation (FHF) hosted their first-ever, Tweet-a-Thon on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 for FH Awareness Day. Participants in the questions and answer Twitter stream, included Dr. Seth Baum from Preventive Cardiology Inc., FH Foundation President/Founder, Katherine Wilemon, FHF Board Member, Christian … Read More
Guard a Heart, a non-profit organization, is sponsoring a World Heart Gala on Saturday, September 18th. The James Bond themed Lifestyle event “Targets Heart Disease” with a simple message: “LEARN. DETECT. PREVENT.” Katherine Wilemon, the Founder and President of the FH Foundation, … Read More
The first annual FH Summit “Awareness to Action” was held in Annapolis, Maryland on Sept 18th and 19th 2013.
In addition to government agencies, representatives from healthcare organizations, and industry, the Summit brought together academic experts on FH from across the US, Canada, South … Read More
Steve Humphries, an internationally recognized FH expert (University College London) explains why genetic testing for FH can enhance cascade screening efforts.
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By Seth J. Baum, MD, FACC, FACPM, FAHA, FNLA
(Original source: Radius Magazine)
You or someone you love might be harboring an undetected threat called Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH). As genetic disorders go, FH is quite common. In fact, the condition occurs five times as frequently as Cystic … Read More
If you are visiting our website, chances are you already know that high cholesterol can be genetically inherited. People who have hereditary high cholesterol, such as those with Familial Hypercholesterolemia, have increased LDL levels (“bad cholesterol”) in spite of their diet, not because of it. … Read More
Every year, smoking, a sedentary lifestyle and diets that are seriously lacking in proper nutrition contribute to thousands of cases of heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, high cholesterol and ultimately, death. For many Americans, a conscious effort to change the behaviors that led to these health … Read More