Does heart disease run in your family? In what ways are you trying to minimize the risk?
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One of my family members had a heart attack. Does that mean I'll have one too?
If your dad or brother had a heart attack before age 55, or if your mom or sister had one before age 65, you're more likely to develop heart disease. This does not mean you will have a heart attack. It means you should take extra good care of your heart to keep it healthy.