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Lp(a) Basics WebinarSeptember 1, 2021

Cholesterol Basics

Have you or someone you care about been diagnosed with high cholesterol? What does that mean and what can you do about it? Watch the Cholesterol Basics webinar and hear from Dr. Joshua W. Knowles, from Stanford University Medical Center, and the Family Heart Foundation. Find out what cholesterol actually is and the role it plays in our bodies and our heart health.

 

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Lp(a) Basics WebinarJuly 21, 2021

Lp(a) Basics

Have you or someone you care about been diagnosed with high Lipoprotein(a), also known as Lp(a)? What does that mean? What can you do about it? Register for Lp(a) Basics and hear from Dr. Abha Khandelwal, Stanford University Medical Center, and the Family Heart Foundation. Find out what Lp(a) actually is, why it's an important genetic risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and the role it plays in heart health.

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Lp(a) 101 WebinarJune 2, 2021

Cholesterol, Inflammation and Heart Disease Webinar

Want to understand the role of cholesterol, inflammation, oxidized lipids, and immune response in the development of heart disease and stroke? Find out what really causes atherosclerosis (deposits of plaque in the arteries) and what you can do about it. Hear from Dr. Mary McGowan, chief medical officer for the Family Heart Foundation, and have the opportunity to ask your questions about cholesterol and heart disease.

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Lp(a) 101 WebinarMarch 24, 2021

Lp(a) 101

Lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), is an important genetic risk factor for heart attacks and strokes. Join us for our Lp(a) 101 webinar.Dr Mary McGowan, Chief Medical Officer of the Family Heart Foundation, will present the latest guidance and answer your questions including:

– What is Lipoprotein(a)?
– What does high Lp(a) means for heart disease risk, including heart attacks and strokes?
– How is Lp(a) inherited?
– How can you get tested?
– What should you do if you or your family member has high Lp(a).

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Heart Disease and COVID-19 Webinar

February 25, 2021

Living with Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia Today

Managing high cholesterol, possible heart disease and juggling life are just a few of the challenges people face living with Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) the most severe form of familial hypercholesterolemia. Yet, today there is more hope than ever with new treatments and scientific advances for both adults and children with HoFH.

Join Dr. P. Barton Duell, Director of Lipid-Atherosclerosis Laboratory and Sterols Analysis Laboratory and LDL Apheresis Unit at Oregon Health and Science University, and Dr. Lisa Hudgins, Associate Professor of Pediatrics in Medicine at the Rogosin Institute/Weill Cornell Medical College, as they share the latest research and new treatments on the horizon.

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The (Post-COVID) Future of Heart Disease Prevention

February 18, 2021

The (Post-COVID) Future of Heart Disease Prevention

What have we learned about COVID-19 and heart disease? What are your risks if you have familial hypercholesterolemia, elevated Lipoprotein(a) or other heart disease risk factors? What about the COVID-19 vaccine? Join Dr Larry Sperling, Katz Professor in Preventive Cardiology and Founder of the Emory Center for Heart Disease Prevention, and Katherine Wilemon, Founder and CEO of the Family Heart Foundation to answer your questions and give you the latest science and guidance for COVID-19.

 


 

Cholesterol Control: How can diet and medication help?

December 16, 2020

Cholesterol Control: How can diet and medication help?

In our latest webinar, Cholesterol Control: How can diet and medication help? , registered dietician Mary Card provides diet and nutrition tips and answers top questions. In addition, Dr. Mary McGowan explains how diet fits into an overall management plan for familial hypercholesterolemia and high cholesterol.

 


 

2020 FH Community Forum

December 12, 2020

2020 FH Community Forum

On December 12, we went live for our first virtual FH Community Forum. In a moderated discussion led by Professor Amy Curry Sturm, Director of Genomic Counseling and Screening at Geisinger, individuals with FH and Homozygous FH shared their diverse perspectives to help us all understand what it's like when FH runs in the family.

 


 

COVID-19 Webinar - New Updates: What you need to know

April 15, 2020

COVID-19 – New Updates: What you need to know

Join us for an FH Community Webinar with updates on what you need to know about COVID-19, FH, Lp(a), and Cardiac Risks. Hear from our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mary McGowan, and share your own questions and concerns. Click to view slide presentation.

 


 

Virtual FH Community Call – FH & COVID-19: What you need to know

March 25, 2020

Virtual FH Community Gathering – COVID-19 and FH: What you need to know

Hosted by the Family Heart Foundation, this webinar features an FH Community Discussion with Dr. Mary McGowan, Chief Medical Officer, and Katherine Wilemon, Founder and CEO. Hear from the Family Heart Foundation and the FH Community as they share their questions, concerns, and coping strategies with us and others living with FH. Click to view slide presentation.

 


 

February 29, 2020

HoFH Treatments

Dr. Mary McGowan, Chief Medical Officer of the Family Heart Foundation, will provide an overview of hypercholesterolemia (FH) and homozygous FH (HoFH). She will also discuss new treatments on the horizon.

 


 

December 4, 2018

How you can contribute to Familial Hypercholesterolemia Research

This webinar will help you understand what a patient registry is and the impact this research can have. Joining us will be the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation to share their experience with their registry and how it has changed the landscape for patients affected by CF. We will also share what the Family Heart Foundation is learning from the national CASCADE FH® Registry and what you can do to contribute to the scientific understanding and improvement in care for Familial Hypercholesterolemia.

 


 

Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Pregnancy

November 7, 2017

Pregnancy and FH

Women with FH face many treatment decisions and care options when planning for pregnancy. Hear from our expert, Dr. Gina Lundberg, Clinical Director of the Emory Women's Heart Center, on considerations surrounding pregnancy, including treatment options, cholesterol questions, and pre- and post-natal care.

 

 


 

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July 29, 2017

Insurance 101

the Family Heart Foundation® and the Patient Advocate Foundation have teamed up to help ensure you know what to do to access the care you need for Familial Hypercholesterolemia. This webinar will help you understand your insurance plan choices, where you might be able to save, how different FH treatments are covered by insurance, and what to do if you are denied approval for FH treatment by your insurance plan.
As reference, click for our Navigating Insurance Guide.

 


 

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February 22, 2017

Living with Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

What is it like living with a rare disease?
Join four individuals as they share their perspectives on living with HoFH – the rare and most severe form of familial hypercholesterolemia.

 


 

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February 6, 2017

Heart disease in the family

Join a father and daughter who are affected by inherited heart disease as they talk with Dr. Underberg about how familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) has impacted
their family over generations.

 


 

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December 1, 2016

FH Treatments: What's in Development?

This is Part 2 of a two part webinar on FH Treatments. There are more treatments in the pipeline for Familial Hypercholesterolemia. Dr. Dan Rader will help us understand the drugs that are currently in clinical trials and how they work.

 


 

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December 1, 2016

Understanding FH Treatments

This is Part 1 of a two part webinar on FH Treatments. There are several treatments available to help individuals with FH manage their LDL cholesterol with the goal to lower the risk of heart disease. FH expert, Dr. Dan Rader, will help us understand these treatment options, how they work, who they are FDA approved for, and what kind of results we might expect.

 


 

HoFH Webinar 2016-01

August 24, 2016

Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Learn about current developments in the understanding of HoFH and what is on the horizon for HoFH treatment from world renowned FH expert and the Chief Scientific Advisor to the Family Heart Foundation, Dr. Dan Rader.

 


 

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February 23, 2016

Familial Hypercholesterolemia & Heart Disease

Is your family affected by FH? Join our FH & Heart Disease webinar with Dr. Michael Shapiro to learn how familial hypercholesterolemia can lead to early heart disease and heart attacks. Tuesday, Feb 23 @ 5:00 PM PST

 


 

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December 9, 2014

The Genetics of FH

Amy Sturm, MS, LGC, presents "The Genetics of FH" for Family Heart Foundation Advocates for Awareness and Members. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to learn more about FH and ask questions about how FH can affect your family.