Real family living with FH and high Lp(a)

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.

Black Americans are 30% more likely to die from heart disease than non-Hispanic whites

Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in the United States. It’s crucial that we all work to improve the lives of every American. We can help everyone avoid the tragic consequences of heart disease and stroke.

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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