Dedicated to advocating for individuals with hereditary cardiovascular disorder, Familial Hypercholesterolemia, the FH Foundation proudly welcomes three new board members: Ted Tussing, Josh Knowles, MD, PhD, and Vaughn Davis.Online PR News – 03-January-2013 –It’s a disease that 80% of the … Read More
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On Dec 24th, 2012 Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved new treatment for Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) called JUXTAPID™ (lomitapide). The capsules are intended as an adjunct to a low-fat diet and other cholesterol-lowering … Read More
Doctors’ failures caused our daughter’s deathA schoolgirl was not given a simple blood test despite warning signs that she had dangerous cholesterol levels – and thousands more adults and children are at risk. Jane Feinmann reports . John and Amanda Wingett at home. Their daughter … Read More
In September, the FH Foundation participated in the “New Strategies in Public Health Genomics” conference at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Experts and key stakeholders, including advocates, community leaders and clinicians, came together to discuss evidence-based genomic programs … Read More
Original story published on October 8, 2012
Christian Jacobs, 20, was diagnosed with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, a rare genetic disease, at age 2. It led his cholesterol levels to be 4 times higher that of a healthy adult.
Like any patient at risk of a heart attack, … Read More
FDA Advisory Committee Information:
Notices of the upcoming Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee meetings have been made available on the FDA website: http://www.fda.gov/advisorycommittees/default.htm
Date and Time: The meetings will be held on October 17 and 18, 2012, from 8 a.m. … Read More
Diann Goolsby of Crosby has a mission in life. Goolsby was born with a defective gene that has her living with dangerously high levels of cholesterol.
TENS of thousands of patients who have inherited a dangerously high risk of a heart attack in early life are going undetected, warn cardiologists, who are calling for a new integrated screening system to pick up their condition before it becomes life-threatening.
The condition, called familial … Read More