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With your support, we can save more lives by reducing cardiovascular disease, vascular dementia and strokes caused by high cholesterol, and shape the NHS to improve early detection and treatment for those at risk.

  • £5.00 a month will provide someone like Patsy with information and support following a diagnosis.
  • £10.00 a month will provide a family like Beth’s with the vital support they need to reduce premature cardiac disease.

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Patsy's story

Patsy first discovered she had very high cholesterol (total 10.7) in 2002 at the age of 36 when she was diagnosed with an oesophageal spasm and her high cholesterol was treated with statins. 

15 years later and a new GP changed everything. Her GP was concerned that her readings were not as low as expected, despite the levels of medication she was on.  As she suspected familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), she arranged for a blood sample to be taken for genetic analysis. The test result changed Patsy's life forever and HEART UK was there for her when she needed help. 

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Beth's story

High cholesterol stole my Dad from us when he was age 34 and by all accounts made him feel very unwell during his life. We will never know how much he suffered but we know he had many mini heart attacks as there was so much scarring on his heart. I can’t put into words how the loss of my Dad has affected us all.

My cholesterol was picked up when I was age 7 because of severe migraines. My cholesterol was 11 then. My Sister was also checked and she had slightly raised cholesterol. By age 30, no amount of dieting or exercise seemed to lower my cholesterol. HEART UK’s helpline advised me to ask my GP for a referral which I did and then I went on statins. The rest is history. Getting a genetic confirmation helped my family accept that there was a real problem that could be helped with medication.

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Rianna Wingett's heart stopped beating on the eve of her 12th birthday. Despite all efforts, Rianna died.

Your donation will help us prevent tragedies like this happening again.

Rianna's story 

Shape the future for people with high cholesterol

Now is the time to act to save lives. Your support is more vital today than ever before.  We are proud of how we have supported so many more people who have needed our help during the pandemic. But now, we urgently need your help to replace the loss of one third of our income.

With your support, we can save more lives by reducing cardiovascular disease, vascular dementia and strokes caused by high cholesterol, and shape the NHS to improve early detection and treatment for those at risk.

Whatever size gift you can make is much appreciated