Genetics, Heart Disease, and the Game of Life by Katherine Wilemon

Genetics, Heart Disease, and the Game of Life

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Everyone gets dealt their own hand of cards in the game of life. I inherited two different genetic disorders that each lead to atherosclerosis; a mutation that causes high Lipoprotein(a) and a mutation that causes high LDL Cholesterol (LDL-C) levels. This means that that from birth, high levels of … Read More →


#KnowFH for FH Awareness Day

September 24th is FH Awareness Day

My Lipoprotein Story - Chad M.

COVID-19 Increases Rate of Heart Attacks in People with Genetic High Cholesterol and Heart Disease

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PASADENA, Calif., May 26, 2021 – Individuals with genetic high cholesterol, heart disease or both, who were infected with COVID-19 had more heart attacks according to new research by the FH Foundation. While previous studies have speculated about poorer outcomes if a person with genetic high … Read More →


New Research to Improve Screening for FH

A Global Call to Action for FH

A Global Call to Action – Reducing the Clinical and Public Health Burden of Familial Hypercholesterolemia

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Healthcare systems around the world have failed to rescue individuals born with Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH), even though we have had life-saving therapies for the last 34 years. Without the societal commitment to screen, diagnose, and manage FH, the opportunity to prevent heart disease and … Read More →


Cardiac Health and Post COVID-19 Future

Casey Walsh article in Circulation

Founder Effect - Franco American

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