Finding solutions to family screening for genetic risk for heart disease

Research published: improving family screening for individuals at genetic risk for heart disease

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Increasing screening for familial hypercholesterolemia is critical for finding the 85% of individuals who are not diagnosed today. The FH Foundation leads critical research to uncover some of the barriers for cascade screening, also known as family screening, and genetic testing in the United States.
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FH Awareness Day 2019 - Miami Event

FH Foundation and Miami Florida Community Highlights Familial Hypercholesterolemia Awareness Day to Reduce Premature Heart Disease

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Florida State Governor and Miami Dade County Issued Proclamations in Recognition of September 24 as FH Awareness Day

MIAMI (September 26, 2019) – More than 100 VIPS gathered to acknowledge Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) day on September 24th at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort for a panel … Read More


New CASCADE FH Registry Data Published: Familial Hypercholesterolemia Patients at High Risk for Cardiovascular Events Despite Treatment

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Individuals with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) were able to lower their cholesterol under FH specialty care, but many are still not meeting LDL-cholesterol targets, according to the FH Foundation’s CASCADE FH® Registry. In new research published in the October issue of Atherosclerosis, 52 … Read More


Use of Twitter to Promote Awareness of Familial Hypercholesterolemia

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