Does a Family History of Heart Attacks Increase Your Risk?

An elder man is in a hospital bed while a younger woman, smiling, leans over him and has her hand on his head

Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? A strong family history is not a death sentence, while a lack of family history is not an excuse to ignore heart health.

“A simple DNA test would then be able to give you a score classifying your genetic risk for heart disease: low, moderate or high. This screening could be done for cancers and other conditions, too.”