Harvard Heart Letter

Do premature heart attacks run in your family?

If so, be extra vigilant about measuring and managing your blood pressure and cholesterol. Filling out those family history forms at the doctor’s office can be tedious. But sometimes, the devil is in those details. Because heart disease is so common, many people check “yes” to the question about whether their father or mother had heart disease. But if your father had a heart attack at age 77, that’s likely different than…

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