Payers Report Card

Family Heart Foundation Releases Payer Report Cards on LDL-C Control in ASCVD Patients During AMCP 2024

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The Family Heart Foundation released data on the control of LDL-C by payer type during a session entitled “From LDL-C to Lp(a): Opportunities to Reduce the Rising Tide of Cardiovascular Events”, featuring Family Heart Board member Dr. Keith C. Ferdinand and Dr. JaMasha Lacy, a pharmacist at Walgreen’s … Read More →


HoFH Awareness

Reflections from the 2024 HoFH Gathering

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I am one of the 1 in 300,000 individuals in the U.S. living with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH). HoFH is a rare disease, and when you live with a rare disease, it can often feel lonely – by definition not many others have the same disease. So, you can imagine how impactful it was … Read More →


Advocacy Highlights 2023

USPSTF

Standing in the Way of Pediatric Screening

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The Family Heart Foundation’s Back and Forth with the United States Preventive Services Task Force

Since 2011 the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have recommended screening children at the age of 2 if they have a family history of premature vascular … Read More →


Research

2023 Family Heart Foundation Research Highlights

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When it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) and elevated lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), there are still so many unanswered questions.
What we have learned from our research is impacting peoples’ lives right now. We are using artificial intelligence to address the … Read More →


American Heart Association 2023

Highlights from the American Heart Association’s Annual Scientific Sessions

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The American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2023 Scientific Session was held in Philadelphia from November 11-13. This is one of the premier scientific meetings of the year with over 10,000 clinicians and researchers in attendance. Sessions focused on the latest research and insights to improve cardiovascular … Read More →


Family Heart Foundation Congressional Briefing

Shining a Light on LDL Cholesterol Management in America

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September is National Cholesterol Education Month, and that makes it the perfect time to shine a light on cholesterol management in America. Family Heart Foundation research shows that 70% of Americans at high-risk for cardiovascular disease never get their LDL (“bad”) cholesterol to recommended … Read More →


Public Comment for Screening for Lipid Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Family Heart Foundation Public Comment for Screening for Lipid Disorders in Children and Adolescents

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A Response to the US Preventive Service Task Force

On January 24, 2023, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released their draft recommendation based on evidence of the benefits and harms of screening for lipid disorders, including familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), in children and … Read More →