An A to Z Guide to Heart Health

You can prevent heart disease with these 26 small changes that add up to big results (28 Photos)

Stacey Colino on Jul 19, 2012 at 11:29PM

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An A to Z Guide to Heart Health

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A: Ask About Your Family History

It’s not enough just to know whether anyone in your family had a heart attack or died of heart disease, says Dr. Goldberg. It’s also important to ask about angina, bypass surgery, angioplasty, aortic abdominal aneurysm, stroke or peripheral artery disease, because having a family history of any of these conditions also increases your risk of developing a form of cardiovascular disease. Be sure to discuss a family legacy of any of these heart-related problems with your doctor.

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