Education

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 →


Giving

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 →


Have You Ever Thought You Might Have FH? – Madi’s Story

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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 →


When Going Vegan Doesn’t Lower LDL: Liz’s Story

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Liz found out she had high cholesterol when she was just 10 years old. “It wasn’t too shocking,” she says. “We knew my dad’s family had a history of high cholesterol and heart disease.” Her uncle passed from a heart attack when he was just 39, and Liz remembers her grandmother’s cholesterol … Read More →


Fundraise

Fun and Easy Fundraising Ideas You Probably Haven’t Considered

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The mission of the Family Heart Foundation is to save generations of families from heart disease through timely identification and improved care of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) and elevated lipoprotein(a), also knowns as Lp(a).
One way you can join in this mission is by raising awareness … Read More →