Flexing Your Muscles in Familial Hypercholesterolemia

​Best Practices for Screening, Diagnosis, and Management


This series is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Program Overview

Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a genetic disorder marked by high levels of circulating low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), leading to increased risk of premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Individuals with FH frequently remain undiagnosed, resulting in poor outcomes and failure to diagnose family members. Even once diagnosed, the preferred treatment options can vary based on FH genotype, as well as baseline and target LDL-C levels. The following activity series will provide an opportunity for learners to test their knowledge, as well as learn from our expert faculty through an interactive format and progressive case study. The series as a whole will cover topics related to FH pathophysiology, diagnostic criteria for FH, the importance of genetic and cascade testing, and best practices for incorporating lipid-lowering therapies into treatment regimens for individuals with FH.

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of lipidologists, cardiologists, pediatricians, primary care physicians (PCPs), and other clinicians involved in the identification and/or management of adult or pediatric patients with FH.


Activity - 1 EXPIRED

Test Your Might in Familial Hypercholesterolemia: A Self-Assessment CME Test (Activity 1)

Faculty Christopher P. Cannon, MD

Credits Maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit


Activity - 2

Exercising Best Practices in Familial Hypercholesterolemia: An Interactive Journey (Activity 2)

Faculty Robert S Rosenson, MD

Credits Maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit


Activity - 3

Going the Distance in Familial Hypercholesterolemia: A Multimedia Case Study (Activity 3)

Faculty Ann Liebeskind S Rosenson, MD, FAAP, FNLA

Credits Maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit