Familial Hypercholesterolemia Research Forum
a national call for action

The problem of familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) is underestimated in Egypt, as well as, globally. The preliminary data of the Egyptian cardiorisk project, in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), showed that 13.3% of Egyptian patients with ACS were under 45 years old, and 28.3% were between 46-55 years, denoting a high percentage of premature atherosclerosis in our country. Many of such patients, as well as, their family member may represent a population of heterozygous FH. Moreover, the estimated global risk, one in a million, looks far from reality and many recent reports suggest a much higher incidence especially in countries and areas where consanguinity marriage is not uncommon.

About FHRF

The EAVA- FHRF is a national initiative led by prof Ashraf Reda, the national lead investigator(NLI) for Egypt in the global initiative of the European Atherosclerosis Society, the EAS-FH studies Collaboration (FHSC) led by prof Kausik Ray (imperial college London UK). The Egyptian FHRF currently involves more than 30 lead investigators from different Egyptian governorates and healthcare centers. More investigators are expected to join EAVA-FHRF. The primary objective of the Egyptian FHRF is to to empower the Egyptian medical community and national organizations to change and/or to improve how FH is detected and managed and promote early detection and management to reduce the burden of premature atherosclerosis and it’s sequalae in Egypt.