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Focus on FH (Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Speaker: Joshua Knowles, MD, Instructor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine , Stanford University Medical Center
Presented by Stanford Hospital Health Library; Sponsored in part by Friends of the Redwood City Library. Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) affects one in every 500 people worldwide and causes a huge increase in the risk of heart disease especially at an early age. FH is passed in families so that if one parent has the disease, each child has a 50% chance of FH. FH is very treatable with currently available medications but despite the very high health consequences and the cheap therapies it is estimated that fewer than 10% of people in the US have been diagnosed. In the talk we address the challenges that FH creates as well as the opportunities that are available to help turn this critical problem around. No Fee. To register call (650) 498-7826.

For more information: http://www.redwoodcity.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=3728

Date: 
Wed, 04/10/20137:00pm
Location: 
Main Library - Children's Program Room - 1044 Middlefield Road , Redwood City, CA 94063