In FH, Early Detection Is Critical

Early detection of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) can help prevent premature cardiovascular disease (CVD). If the condition is not properly managed, FH can lead to early heart attacks or even death. Diagnosis allows you to take steps to reduce your patients’ risk of CVD.1

Recognize the Physical and Clinical Signs

Patients with familial hypercholesterolemia may appear normal. They may not have physical symptoms. However, a clinical diagnosis of FH can be made with a review of family history and a lipid panel.1

Learn how to recognize the signs of FH

FH Families Deserve Cascade Screening

New expert guidance from the National Lipid Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics emphasizes the healthcare professional’s responsibility to screen family members. Parents, siblings, and children of FH patients have a 50/50 chance of inheriting the disorder.4

Find out about screening for familial hypercholesterolemia

FH and Your Practice

Find recommendations and guidelines related to your specialty.

Understand your role in diagnosis

“This is not high cholesterol that developed in adulthood. The relevance is that the risk for diseases can be much higher because they’ve been exposed to high cholesterol since birth.”

—Amit Khera, MD Learn about recognizing FH in your practice