Open Access Opinion

Brazil’s Initial Experience in Widening Awareness of Familial Hypercholesterolemia with Patients Associations

Anita LR Saldanha1, Patrícia Vieira de Luca1, Maria Cristina de Oliveira Izar2, Tania Leme da Rocha Martinez1*

1Nephrology Department, BP - A Beneficência Portuguesa de São Paulo, Brazil

2Lipid Department - Federal University of São Paulo - UNIFESP, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Received Date:October 13, 2021;  Published Date:November 12, 2021


In this paper we describe the steps taken for broadening the publical, midiatic and all heart professional awareness in Brazil of Familial Hypercholesterolemia and the cardiovascular risk it carries, carries encompassing the strategic plan, advocacy, its purpose, how the Brazilian Familial Hypercholesterolemia Patients Association was born, this mission, objectives, and the reality of familial hypercholesterolemia patients in Brazil.

Keywords:Familial hypercholesterolemia; Patients associations; Midia; Public awareness; Advocacy; Stakeholders

Abbreviations:FH: Family Hypercholesterolemia; FHPA: Familial Hypercholesterolemia Patients Association

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