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Heart of the Family

Raising Awareness of Familial Hypercholesterolaemia

The Heart of the Family Campaign aims to increase awareness of, and screening for, hereditary high cholesterol; a condition known as Familial Hypercholesterolaemia or FH.

What is the Heart of the Family?

Watch the Heart of the Family videos to hear family stories about living with FH with commentary from Dr Sarah Jarvis, GP and past chair of the Healthcare Committee at HEART UK – The Cholesterol Charity.

This campaign is developed and funded by Sanofi UK, with the endorsement of HEART UK - The Cholesterol Charity.


Bryan's Story

Bryan Dobson was diagnosed with Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) in his forties after a work colleague spotted little white spots underneath his eyes.


David's Story

Since David Collings' diagnosis of FH, six members of his family have also been found to have the faulty gene.


Hazel's Story

Find out why Hazel Gallagher set up the charity HEART UK and how she has lived with Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) for the last 30 years.


Kate's Story

Hear from Kate Kear about her struggle to get her family tested and why it was worth it.

Dr Sarah Jarvis

Dr Sarah Jarvis Explains

Dr Sarah Jarvis, GP, discusses the signs and symptoms of Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH), how many people are affected and how to manage the condition.