Last updated on November 2017

CASCADE FH Registry: Cascade Screening for Awareness and Detection of Familial Hypercholesterolemia


Brief description of study

CASCADE FH Registry: Cascade Screening for Awareness and Detection of Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Detailed Study Description

The purpose of this registry is to collect and maintain clinical information about patients that have been diagnosed with Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH). The information will be used to look at current treatment, events, and outcomes of these patients. This will help further the understanding of the disease and improve care, quality of life, and survival of patients with FH.

FH is a common genetic condition that occurs in approximately 1 in 300-500 individuals. FH is characterized by a dramatically high level of LDL-C, which is not related to diet or lifestyle. Because of a life long burden of high cholesterol levels, young individuals with FH have a greater risk of coronary disease compared to the general population. FH is genetically inherited, and if one person is diagnosed with FH, his/her family members should also be screened.

By participating in the CASCADE Registry, the study staff will have access to the participants’ medical records. The study staff will collect information such as the medical history, procedures, laboratory results, and current medications from the participants’ medical records. There is no limit on the length of time participants will be in the study; participants will be in the registry as long as it remains open, or the participant decides to stop taking part of the registry.

Clinical Study Identifier: TX12454

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Lisa Hudgins, MD

The Rogosin Institute
New York, NY USA
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