Learning about your family's medical history can be powerful. If you think that heart disease runs in your family, you can learn more about what specific heart diseases are more likely to run in families than others. You can also learn the right questions to ask when talking to family members about their heart-related medical problems. Collecting this information is important. Take it to your healthcare provider to see if there is an increased chance you could develop heart disease. Changes in your healthcare may be helpful.
This section will give you information about how heart disease runs in families, the types of questions to ask your family members, and some additional tools for collecting this information to take to your healthcare provider.