Gradney Family Story - Familial Hypercholesterolemia and high Lipoprotein(a)

None of us have to be there again

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My name is Kristen Gradney, and I am the Senior Director of Children’s Health at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. My husband, Chad Gradney, was diagnosed with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) in 2013.
I’m also a mother to the two most amazing children, … Read More →

"Runs in the family" is not a diagnosis

Everyone deserves a diagnosis

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The Family Heart Foundation is dedicated to saving more families, more hearts. Today we launched our new awareness campaign to reach people who know they have heart disease or that it “runs in the family” but don’t know that it is caused by a genetic cholesterol disorder. Their condition could … Read More →

When You Have Both: Managing FH and High Lp(a)

When You Have Both: Managing FH and High Lp(a)

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March 24th was the first ever Lipoprotein(a) Awareness Day, and my conversations about it went something like this:
Me: Did you know today is Lp(a) Awareness Day?
Friend: What’s that?
Me: Elevated Lp(a) is a common genetic cholesterol disorder that I have.
Friend: Wait. I thought you had … Read More →

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Lp(a) and My Family’s History of Heart Disease

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Four years ago, when I was out on my daily four-mile walk, I had a very strange sensation, come over my chest and neck. It only lasted a few minutes, so I continued on my walk. It was alarming, but not enough to make me stop or pay too much attention.
But later that day, when I was packing … Read More →