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Heart Forum Webinar: Managing Cholesterol

Learn more about the importance of managing cholesterol, including lifestyle changes, treatment options, and medications.


Keith C Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FNLA, FASH
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, is Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Tulane University School of Medicine. He is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, certified in the subspecialty of nuclear cardiology, and a specialist in clinical hypertension. Dr. Ferdinand is Immediate Past Chair of the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. He is widely published in the fields of cardiology, CV disease, lipids and cardio-metabolic risk, especially in racial and ethnic minorities. In 2015, he was the Editor of the book "Hypertension in High Risk African Americans." Dr. Ferdinand has received the Louis B. Russell, Jr. Memorial Award of the AHA and the Walter M. Booker Community Service Award of the Association of Black Cardiologists. He was recognized by the Congressional Black Caucus Health Trust with an award for journalism, as well as the Charles Drew awards for medical excellence in conjunction with NMQF. He was recently inducted into the Association of University Cardiologists.
Catherine Davis Ahmed, MBA
FH Advocate and Director of Outreach for The FH Foundation

Catherine (Cat) Davis Ahmed is an FH Advocate and Director of Outreach for the FH Foundation, where she works with individuals with Familial Hypercholesterolemia and the doctors, nurse practitioners, and genetic counselors who treat them to raise awareness of FH and advocate for better diagnosis and treatment. The FH Foundation is a non-profit, patient-centered, research and advocacy organization dedicated to increasing the rate of early diagnosis and encouraging proactive treatment of FH in order to prevent heart disease. Cat holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

Featured Video

Statistics show that an estimated five million Americans have heart failure. People who smoke, have diabetes and high blood pressure are at risk. So are people like Richard. He had a family history of heart problems and high cholesterol, likely in part from his love of fast food.


Foods That Eat Away at LDL Levels

Study shows certain foods lower “bad” cholesterol 4x more than low-fat items.

FDA Modifies Simvastatin Guidelines to Reduce Risk of Muscle Injury

FDA advises new patients against taking high-doses of this cholesterol-lowering drug.

Increasing Awareness for Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Recent study identifies the need to increase awareness for FH, a common genetic disorder that increases risk for heart disease at a young age.

In High Doses, Niacin Causes More Harm than Good

Commonly used to treat high cholesterol, the B vitamin can cause serious side effects and complications.