HEART UK – The Cholesterol Charity works to prevent premature death from high cholesterol – a major risk factor for heart attacks and strokes. We support people with high cholesterol, raise awareness, campaign for better detection, and support healthcare professionals to diagnose and treat people.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1003904)
1 in 2 people in the UK have high cholesterol, one of the biggest preventable cause factors for cardiovascular disease, stroke and vascular dementia. 1 in 250 of these have inherited high cholesterol putting them at increased risk of premature death.
HEART UK is the UK’s only charity dedicated to cholesterol. We save lives by enabling thousands of people each year to understand and manage their cholesterol to reduce their risk of heart disease. We provide medical and dietetic advice via our nurse helpline and information via literature, website and webinars. We support research, provide clinical education on cholesterol and undertake national advocacy to ensure people with inherited cholesterol conditions receive optimum treatment and care.
''Last year I had a 99% blockage in my left artery. A stent saved my life. I know that I need to spend quality time with my wife and daughter because who knows what the future will bring. HEART UK’s information and support has been a lifeline for me''.
‘’I have possible familial hypercholesterolaemia. Tragically, an underlying genetic cause of high cholesterol causes so many premature deaths in the UK. HEART UK is working hard to increase early diagnosis of FH and public awareness of inherited high cholesterol. Thank you, HEART UK’’.
''HEART UK's helpline is a fantastic service. I felt supported and listened too. Guidance given and lots to read up on too. Unfortunately, my GP is far too busy, so it was a refreshing change to have so much time to discuss my issues with the nurse. Thanks HEART UK''.
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