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Is there a large genetic component to coronary vascular (artery) disease?

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Yes: Family history of coronary artery disease, especially early in life, is a strong risk factor for cad.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes, but: The genetic component is not modifiable (yet) so we focus on what can alter the outcome despite the genes: avoidance of smoking, blood pressure control, lipid control, weight control and exercise.

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