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A 34-year-old female asked:

My dad has heart disease, having had heart attack and triple bypass surgery a few years ago. is heart disease hereditary? should i be concerned?

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Dr. Charles Glueck
Clinical Lipidology 57 years experience
Check cholesterol: Risk for heart disease is commonly inherited. Get blood drawn for measurement of total and LDL and HDL cholesterol and triglyceride, along with measurement of blood pressure and fasting blood glucose. These are all commonly inherited and if treated now, will help prevent heart attack and stroke.

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Last updated May 11, 2020

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