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Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

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Status
Open
Fund Type

Co-pay, Co-Insurance & Deductible

Maximum Award Level

$4,500 Per Year

Eligibility Requirements
  • Household Income Requirements 400% or less of Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) (adjusted for Cost of Living Index (COLI) and number in household)
  • Insurance Requirements All Insurance Types
  • Must reside and receive treatment in the United States.

About Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Familial hypercholesterolemia is a genetic disorder characterized by high cholesterol levels, specifically very high levels of low-density lipoprotein, in the blood and early cardiovascular disease. Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) is a rare, but very severe form of an inherited disorder resulting from a genetic mutation on chromosome number 19. This mutation makes the liver incapable of metabolizing cholesterol, specifically low-density lipoprotein (LDL), resulting in very high LDL levels. The disorder leads to aggressive atherosclerosis, which if left untreated, causes individuals to experience heart attacks or death before age 30. Many patients with homozygous FH must undergo LDL apheresis on a regular basis. LDL Apheresis is a process by which blood is removed, LDL-C is filtered out, and then the person’s blood is returned to their body. It is similar to dialysis. This form of familial hypercholesterolemia occurs in about 1 in 160,000 to one million people worldwide.

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