Podcast - Managing Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH)

Familial Hypercholesterolemia, FH for short. It is an inherited disorder that leads to aggressive and premature cardiovascular disease. In FH patients, genetic mutations makes the liver incapable of metabolizing (or removing) excess LDL (the bad kind of cholesterol). This includes problems like heart attacks, strokes, and even narrowing of our heart valves.  With this series of podcasts we will learn really what FH is, how to manage it, FH and Children, and women.

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Podcast Description

You’ve been diagnosed with Familial Hypercholesterolemia, now what? The FH Foundation’s Cat Davis and Clinical Lipidology Expert, Dr. Seth Baum will discuss the treatment goals, the role of diet, side effects are in treatments, and what the future looks like for those diagnosed with FH.

Podcast Participant Bios

Cat Davis Ahmed

Cat Davis AhmedMs. Davis Ahmed, Vice President, Policy and Outreach for the FH Foundation, where she works with individuals with Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) and the medical professionals who treat them to raise awareness of FH and improve the understanding, diagnosis, and care of this life-threatening genetic condition that too often leads to early heart disease. Cat herself is an FH patient.

Dr. Seth Baum

Doctor Seth BaumDr. Baum, Clinical Lipidology expert, has worked extensively in Integrative Cardiology, directing the Harvard affiliated Mind/Body Medicine Institute, Boca Raton division. He is a Founding Physician/Scientist Member of the Society for Cardiovascular CT and is board certified in Cardiovascular CT. Dr. Baum has a practice in Boca Raton, Florida that is devoted predominantly to Clinical Lipidology – he is board certified by the American Board of Clinical Lipidology – and Cardiovascular Prevention.

The FH Foundation is a patient-centered nonprofit organization, dedicated to research, advocacy, and education for all forms of Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH). Its mission is to raise awareness of FH and save lives by increasing the rate of early diagnosis and encouraging proactive treatment. If left untreated, this life-threatening genetic disorder leads to aggressive cardiovascular disease in men, women, and children of all races and ethnicities around the world. Learn more about The FH Foundation.