Hello all. I know this discussion has been a bit dormant, but recent events have brought me here. I have FH from back when they called it Frederickson’s Type 4 Familial Hyperlipidimia. My dad had it and most recently our son and grandson have been diagnosed with FH as well.
At 42 our son had a cardiac event and went in to be checked out. He’s a marathon runner, healthy eater, nonsmoker, and crossfit participant. His echo was fine, his ekg looked fine, BP was in the normal range. Then he failed his stress test. First cath found three major blockages. After several consults with various members of his local cardiac team he opted to try stenting, which they were able to do. His team is adamant about driving his numbers ‘into the basement’. His formal cardiac rehab program will go for 12 weeks and his regimen of statins, blood thinners, and more will continue far longer than that.
Our son had a good outcome, which has become a new call to action for me to seek out an FH specialist to insure I’m doing everything properly and to increase my knowledge base on this disease.