Familial Hypercholesterolemia Research Forum
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.
a national call for action