Heart disease: All in the family history
Is heart disease in your genes? And if so, can you do anything about it?
Cardiovascular disease continues to be the No. 1 killer of men, and while strides have been made to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, one area that remains elusive is genetics.
"Your family medical history is a key, but complex, risk factor for heart disease," says Dr. Pradeep Natarajan, a cardiologist with Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital.