FH Press

The true cost of providing an FH service

A recent publication in Openheart revisits the real cost of delivering a nationally recognized service for FH.

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Regional interest in the AHSN FH project

Following the announcement of the British Heart Foundation national funding programme for FH nurses, interest in the AHSN North East and North Cumbria FH project has been reflected in press coverage.

More details can be found at the links below.

BBC News
Sunderland Echo
The Northern Echo

Living with Familial Hypercholesterolaemia

In this British Heart Foundation article, Sarah Brealey meets a family whose lives have been changed by the diagnosis of a genetic condition, and speaks to the nurses helping to support them and others like them who have been affected by genetic testing in FH.

Read more... Living with Familial Hypercholesterolaemia

Genetic test for heart disease risk rolled out in UK

A test for a preventable form of heart disease is being rolled out in the UK. The DNA blood test aims to spot the one in 500 people in the UK who have familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), an inherited condition that greatly increases a person's heart attack risk.

Read more... Genetic test for heart disease risk rolled out in UK

Simple FH test rolled out across Great Britain

Funding of more than 1 million has been committed to support a ground-breaking genetic testing programme for the inherited and potentially deadly high cholesterol condition, Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH). This will help to identify the estimated one in 200 families in the UK with FH.

Read more... Simple FH test rolled out across Great Britain



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