Contrary to popular belief, more women die of heart disease each year than men. Women are also less likely to show up in the emergency room when a heart attack is occurring. When they do seek help, serious damage has often already occurred to the heart.The symptoms of heart disease in women are not usually … Read More →
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Cholesterol is naturally produced by your body and is essential to its function throughout your everyday life. However, excessively high levels of cholesterol—in particular, LDL cholesterol— are bad and can lead to serious health problems such as clogged arteries, heart disease, and stroke.
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A new study by the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress has found a significant link between high LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein, which transports fat molecules such as cholesterol) levels of women of childbearing age and the LDL levels of their offspring. The finding is important in highlighting the implication … Read More →
the Family Heart Foundation (FHF) hosted their first-ever, Tweet-a-Thon on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 for FH Awareness Day. Participants in the questions and answer Twitter stream, included Dr. Seth Baum from Preventive Cardiology Inc., Family Heart Foundation President/Founder, Katherine Wilemon, … Read More →
The first annual FH Summit “Awareness to Action” was held in Annapolis, Maryland on Sept 18th and 19th 2013.
In addition to government agencies, representatives from healthcare organizations, and industry, the Summit brought together academic experts on FH from across the US, Canada, South … Read More →
Every year, smoking, a sedentary lifestyle and diets that are seriously lacking in proper nutrition contribute to thousands of cases of heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, high cholesterol and ultimately, death. For many Americans, a conscious effort to change the behaviors that led to these health … Read More →
The numbers are terrifying. Each year, cardiovascular disease claims the lives of more than 800,000 Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control. This means that one third of the people who die each year in America, die from heart disease. Heart attacks alone are the cause of death for more … Read More →
I had the opportunity to meet a woman with Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) in South Florida last week. She was as bright and sunny as the state itself. I was in Boca Raton at the invitation of Dr. Seth Baum. I had the privilege to be a guest speaker during his grand rounds on FH. I also went to … Read More →
Being diagnosed with familial hypercholesterolemia may be distressing, but the earlier it is caught, the earlier treatment can begin in order to prevent further cardiovascular damage. Unfortunately, many individuals who have FH miss the early signs of heart disease because they don’t recognize … Read More →
The diagnosis of Familial Hypercholesterolemia is often a surprise to individuals who have otherwise had healthy lives, yet if these same people ask first degree relatives to undergo testing, they inevitably discover that at least one other individual in their family tree has the disease. Because FH … Read More →