Inherited cholesterol facts
  • People with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) are at greater rish of heart disease
  • At least 1 in 500 people are believed to have FH but may be more as in other European countries
  • Of the 120,000 people in the UK with FH only 15% – less than 1 in 5, know they have the condition
  • At least 28,000 children in the UK have FH but only 600 of these are known
Helpline Module

Lines open Mon-Fri 10am-3pm
Punjabi, Urdu & Hindi spoken on Tuesdays

Calls to our 0345 helpline costs no more than calls to geographic (01 and 02) numbers and must be included in inclusive minutes on mobile phones and discount schemes. Calls from landlines are typically charged between 2p and 10p per minute while calls from mobiles typically cost between 10p and 40p per minute. Calls from landlines and mobiles to 0345 numbers are included in free call packages. 

HEART UK'S North East Patient Support Group Meeting - Thursday 19th October 2017

Our next North East meeting takes place at St John the Baptist Church Hall, Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5JG

​from 18.00 to 20.00:

Registration and refreshments from 18.00

Programme from 18.30 inlcudes:

- Familial combined hyperlipidaemia and other lipid conditions

- Novel treatments for cholesterol reduction

- New guidelines for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)


The meeting will be hosted by Dr Dermot Neely, HEART UK trustee and Head of Lipid and Metabolic Clinic, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle.


To reserve your free place and for further information please contact Tina Dawson, Nurse Project Manager at HEART UK

Telephone: 01628566083