Posted on Feb 08, 2017
Is heart disease hereditary? “Both the risk of heart disease and risk factors for heart disease are strongly linked to family history,” said William Kraus, M.D., a preventive cardiologist and research scientist at Duke University “If you have a stroke in your family, you are more likely to have one.”
So how can you prepare? Here are a few tips:
Do you know your family health history? Not sure where to start? Take a look at this easy seven step list developed by the American Heart and Stroke Association to learn more about your personal health!
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The term "heart failure" makes it sound like the heart is no longer working at all and there's nothing that can be done. Actually, heart failure means that the heart isn't pumping as well as it should be. Congestive heart failure is a type of heart failure which requires seeking timely medical attention, although sometimes the two terms are used interchangeably.