On January 28, 2020, the FH Foundation and some of our amazing community members and leaders, who are FH Advocates for Awareness, will go to Capitol Hill to ask our elected representatives for their continued support in prioritizing familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) as a public health concern and … Read More
FH Foundation, World Heart Federation, and International Coalition Collaborate to Tackle the Global Burden of Familial Hypercholesterolemia
The FH Foundation and the World Heart Federation announced today a Global Call to Action on familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), a vastly under-recognized and … Read More
We are excited to announce this new collaboration with Geisinger! We have enclosed the press release below and look forward to updating you on our progress.
Researchers at Geisinger have received $2.8 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to … Read More
The FH 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 clinical … Read More
FIND FH® Makes Identifying and Diagnosing Individuals at Genetic Risk for Early Heart Attacks and Stroke Possible
FH Foundation Study Published Online in The Lancet Digital Health and Presented at FH Global Summit
On October 21, 2019 the FH Foundation announced that a … Read More
Familial Hypercholesterolemia Global Impact
In 1998, the World Health Organization (WHO) and several members of the international FH Community published the WHO Report on Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH). This prescient document included 11 recommendations to address the large gaps in diagnosis and … Read More
We are constantly bombarded with information about risk and risk factors for heart disease. The numbers are often confusing, sometimes they are big (50 or 100 times the risk), sometimes they are small, and sometimes they are in percent form (20% higher, 300% higher). What does this information mean … Read More
Statins are one of the longest and most well-studied drugs that definitively provide positive results. In fact, the most-effective statins reduce cholesterol by 55-50% at their maximum dose. In addition, statins are cost-effective — 6 of the 7 statins are generic. While statins save lives world-wide, … Read More
Today, 23andMe announced a new Genetic Health Risk Report for Familial Hypercholesterolemia.
Now, individuals who are 23andMe Health+ Ancestry service customers will be alerted if they have one of 24 of the more common gene variants for Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) that can be analyzed. Since … Read More
Familial Hypercholesterolemia can have devastating consequences – stealing people away from the people who love them. Today, we are honored to share this story from community member April Irene Donelson. April lost her fiancée to a sudden heart attack just months before they were to be married. … Read More