Heart Health Twitter Quiz – Family History

If a parent or sibling developed coronary artery disease before 55, your personal risk is increased two fold

True or False: If a close family member has coronary artery disease, the age at which your relative developed heart disease is important for your health.

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  • True
  • False

Answer: True.

In their book, Heart 411, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen say:

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If a parent or sibling developed coronary artery disease before the age of fifty-five, your personal risk is increased one and a half to two fold. If you have this sort of family history, it is especially important that you be aggressive and manage your other cardiac risk factors. You can’t control your family history, but you can control your diet and your exercise program and banish smoking from your life.

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