Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a genetic disorder characterized by high cholesterol levels, specifically very high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL, also known as “bad cholesterol”) in the blood.
During the past 40 years, CVD has quadrupled in India .WHO estimates that by 2020 more than 50% of cardiac patients worldwide will be Indians.
Up to 40% of the patients are below 45 years of age
Prevalence of Coronary artery disease is two times higher in urban population as compared to rural population
Patients admitted for acute coronary syndrome [ACS] in India are younger, poorer, sicker and more likely to die than ACS patients in the developed world.