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 →
Heart Disease Risk
Madi always knew high cholesterol ran in her family, but she assumed everyone had it under control. That’s why one day in 2016 caught her so off guard. She was just 23 years old, but she knew she was having a heart attack.
“It kind of happened out of nowhere,” says Madi. “I had no symptoms … Read More →
“I think the hardest part of my story is that I didn’t know anything. I’m still coming to grips with that.”
Laurence grew up in Ireland and came to the US in the early 1990s. He always considered himself a very healthy person with an allergy problem. “I look after my health, I do all my … Read More →
I’m not sure where this story starts. When I ask myself, what’s life been like since my mom’s heart attack, I have to ask, which one?
Does the story start with the heart attack she didn’t know she had? Does it start with the one she nearly didn’t survive? Does it start with her emergency … Read More →
Family Heart Foundation Research Finds High-Risk Americans Who Do Not Maintain Guideline Recommended LDL-C Targets Have 44% Higher Rate of Cardiovascular Events
Findings Based on Real-World Analysis to be Presented at AMCP 2023
SAN ANTONIO, March 21, 2023 – A real-world, retrospective analysis … Read More →
Breaking Down the Latest Family Heart Foundation Research
This week, the Family Heart Foundation team will present important new research at the 2023 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions in New Orleans. This analysis from the Family Heart DatabaseTM examines the state of LDL cholesterol … Read More →
Findings to be Presented at ACC Scientific Sessions Highlight Life-Threatening Gaps in Treatment
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 28, 2023 – According to a new study from the Family Heart Foundation, a leading research and advocacy organization, 72.2% of high-risk hypercholesterolemia patients never achieve the … Read More →
My life after a heart attack has been hard, but I’m grateful to be here to talk about it. I discovered more perseverance than I knew I had.
I was only 24. I was in the process of planning my wedding and excited about my future. Until one day, I had tightness in my chest and general discomfort. I … Read More →
Lower Your Cholesterol to Help Decrease Your Risk for Heart Disease
This September for Cholesterol Education Month, our Founder and CEO, Katherine Wilemon, and Stanford Medicine Cardiologist and Scientific Advisory Board Member, Dr. Abha Khandelwal, talked with over 30 TV and radio shows across the … Read More →
Why We Have Cholesterol Education Month
When we are born, our arteries are clear and healthy. They carry blood, oxygen, and nutrients from our hearts to every part of our bodies. They are the channels of life.
But when our low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol gets too high, it damages and clogs … Read More →