If your father or
brother had coronary heart disease or a heart attack before the age
of 55, or if your mother or sister had coronary heart disease or a
heart attack before they were 65, then you might have a greater
risk of having the same problem.
You will need to talk to your doctor
about how this might affect your risk of getting heart disease.
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