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International FH Foundation


Address

St. Andrews Court
Wellington St.
Oxfordshire, OX9 3WT

Phone

01235 531 203

Email Address

ask@fh-foundation.org

Description

The International FH Foundation (IFHF) supports communication and networking for the global familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) patient community and promotes awareness of FH by providing educational information to FH patients and a news registry for clinicians interested in FH research. The IFHF website has the latest global news and updates about FH research, and information about screening and proper diagnosis for medical professionals. Familial Hypercholesterolemia is a disease that inhibits the body’s ability to recycle cholesterol, causing cholesterol levels in individuals with FH to be exceedingly high. Risks include potential hardening of the arteries, heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. The two types of FH are the rare disease homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) and heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH).

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