"Screening is the most important thing about familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). By having your family screened, you’re not helping to treat the disease in one person but in many people at the same time."

—Dr. Raul D. Santos
MD, MSc, PhD
Physician
Brazil

People with FH & Families

People with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) are more likely to have early heart disease caused by high cholesterol that can begin in childhood. FH families can have patterns of heart attacks, heart disease, and high cholesterol in their 20s, 30s, or 40s.5 FH occurs in about 1 in 500 people. But in FH families, it can occur in 1 in 2 people.4 Learn why your family history matters, find questions to ask your doctor, and download facts on FH.

Healthcare Professionals

Review the latest expert recommendations on diagnosis and management of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), find out about FH and CHD risk, recognize signs and symptoms of FH, understand its relevance within your specialty, and find resources for your patients with FH.

Connect to Others With FH

Find places online where you can talk FH with others.