Does Family History Affect Your Risk of Developing Heart Disease? | CARE Hospitals

If one of your immediate family members, especially a first-degree relative, underwent heart surgery before the age of 55, or has had a heart attack, a stroke, or was diagnosed with heart disease before the age of 65, this may indicate a family history of premature heart disease, says Dr. V. Vinoth Kumar, Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist. He continues to say that this might suggest your chances of developing the same condition are higher than usual.