This morning 3rd of January 2020 I woke up to read about a Global Call to Action on FH (Familial Hypercholesterolaemia)
Global ‘Call To Action on Familial Hypercholesterolemia’ with the aim to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment Worldwide. The FH Foundation, World Heart Federation, and International Coalition Collaborate to Tackle the Global Burden of Familial Hypercholesterolemia.
JAMA Cardiol. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2019.5173 Published online January 2, 2020.
I am passionate about and FH and in reading this statement about FH gaining Global recognition as a major Heart health problem it heightened my determination to pursue my vision. FH affects 1:200-1:300 individuals in Australia and unfortunately is significantly undetected or undertreated.
My aim is to educate as many nurses as possible about FH and so empower them to play a pivotal role in identifying early onset heart disease that is due to FH.
But why could it be important to you?
If you haven’t heard about FH yet you are going to soon; either on social media, from your GP or Cardiologist or even having a family member have a heart attack much too early in life!
Europe, the UK and the USA are leading the drive on FH supported by the European FH Patient Network, European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) and World Heart Federation.
We in Australia need to mobilise our nurses to play their pivotal role in the FH initiative.
If you are a nurse, healthcare practitioner or a patient reading this blog, sooner or later you are going to realise that FH identification is important to you, your patients and their families.
Let’s UNITE as a team and stop FH, a silent killer, before it kills more of our loved ones!