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do ischemic events run in the family?

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Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Ischemic events like heart attacks and strokes do tend to cluster in families.
Answered on Jul 29, 2012
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It depends on what do you mean by "ischemic events" , is it a stroke, heart attack.....? But in general all these conditions can run in families.
Answered on Sep 11, 2013
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: The tendency to cardiovascular ischemic events can run in families. Modifiable risk factors, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes only add to this risk.
Answered on Jan 7, 2016

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