Is your high cholesterol genetic?

Too many of us have shrugged off the fact that high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease simply “runs in the family,” but you’ve never been told why.. Hidden causes of early cardiovascular disease like genetic cholesterol disorders are very common, but almost never diagnosed.

The key is knowing what you’re dealing with.

That’s where we come in. The Family Heart Foundation aims to save generations of families from heart disease through timely identification and improved care. Through research, advocacy, and education we play a critical role in driving change and empowering families to navigate their health.

How at risk are you?

The quickest way to peace of mind is creating a plan of attack based on your risk factors. Find out about your family history of heart disease. If you learn early heart attacks and strokes run in your family, then take steps to understand why. Understanding the causes behind inherited heart conditions is the critical first step to living a heart healthy life.

Heart Disease Risk

Resources to help you understand heart health

Understanding Cholesterol
CHOLESTEROL LEVELS →
Early Signs of Heart Disease
EARLY SIGNS OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE →
Inherited Risks
INHERITED HEART CONDITIONS →
Living with Heart Disease and Stroke
LIVING WITH DISEASE AND STROKE →
Lifestyle and Heart Health
LIFESTYLE AND HEART HEALTH →
Role of Medication
THE ROLE OF MEDICATION →

Frequently Asked Questions

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