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Heart Attacks May Not Be Genetic: Your Genes May Predispose You To Coronary Artery Disease, But Not Heart Attack

While heart disease has no geographical or socioeconomic boundaries, we commonly think of some people, due to family history, as having a greater genetic predisposition to having heart failure. However, a new study finds heart attacks are not as connected to family history and genetics as many patients and doctors previously believed.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Heart attacks are usually caused by the rupture of soft, vulnerable plaques.  Your ability to control inflammation controls the likelihood of the rupture of those plaques.  This is why an anti-inflammatory diet is especially important to those who have a family history of heart disease (like me).

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