Genetic Testing for Family Heart Disease


This information is for individuals who have been notified that they may have the inherited condition called Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) as a result of being screened using a tool called FIND FH®.  FIND FH is a partnership between Penn Medicine and the Family Heart Foundation. The goal of FIND FH is to identify people at high risk and treat them to prevent early heart disease.

FH is genetic and common. FH causes high LDL Cholesterol (LDL-C) ("bad" cholesterol) and can increase the risk of an early heart attack. FH is under-diagnosed, so most people with FH (7 out of 10) are not aware of their risk