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Is coronary vascular (artery) disease hereditable?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

Genes play a large part in acquiring heart disease.
Treatment of modifiable risk factors such as smoking, cholesterol , hypertension and diabetes is even more important in those with a family history.

In brief: Absolutely

Genes play a large part in acquiring heart disease.
Treatment of modifiable risk factors such as smoking, cholesterol , hypertension and diabetes is even more important in those with a family history.
Dr. John Szawaluk
Dr. John Szawaluk
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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Risk

An individuals risk of coronary artery disease increases significantly when he or she has a first degree relative with cad, particularly if the relative was diagnosed before age 50-60.
So yes it is hereditary to some degree. A more important and correctable risk factor, however, is smoking tobacco. If you do have a family history of cad, you should not smoke.

In brief: Risk

An individuals risk of coronary artery disease increases significantly when he or she has a first degree relative with cad, particularly if the relative was diagnosed before age 50-60.
So yes it is hereditary to some degree. A more important and correctable risk factor, however, is smoking tobacco. If you do have a family history of cad, you should not smoke.
Dr. Steven Bowers
Dr. Steven Bowers
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