Tools to Collect Your Family History

Does heart disease run in your family? If you don't know, or don't know all the details, this is the time to find out as much as you can. There are tools that can help you ask your family the right questions to better understand your risk for inherited heart disease.

When you are collecting family history information, please only consider family members related to you by blood, such as your parents, grandparents, children, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, and cousins. If you share only one parent with a brother or sister, make sure to note that. It is important to collect as much information as you can about each family members diagnosis. These details would include:

  • Accurate diagnosis information, if possible
  • How old the person was when they were diagnosed
  • How old the person was when they passed away (if applicable)
  • What type of treatment and/or surgery they received

Click here to fill out a family history questionnaire to create your family medical history. This form should be taken to your healthcare provider for further discussion and evaluation.