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Topic Title: family history
Created On: 04/15/2002 04:40 PM

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 10/19/2006 06:50 PM

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chase

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I work as a cardiac nusre, and I have never heard of any side being a greater risk than the other. Family history alone, no matter what side is affected is very serious. Play it safe and take good care of yourself....
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 08/23/2002 05:41 PM

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barabas

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While there are definite statiscal variances on susceptibility to heart problem whetehr you yourself are male or female (and whether this is genetic or merely a social factor is debatable) sex-linkage (meaning any factors for susceptibility or otherwise to any disease) and susceptibility seems to be mostly limited to the big congenital diseases- In any case rememebr that whatever you inherit does NOT have to be sex linked- your father contributed more than a measly X or Y chromosome- if whatever factors were inherited from any of the other chromosomes it may be hard to say whether it matters that your motehr or father was the heart patient. In any case the best indicators are to go to a doctor- this information keeps changing...
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 08/23/2002 10:26 AM

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jim8286

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I am not sure, but this is a great question. My dad has had cardiac problems and I have wondered the same thing? Anyone have feedback on this?
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 04/15/2002 04:40 PM

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Does anyone know if there is a more significant risk of heart disease based on which side of the family has been affected? For instance, am I more at risk if heart disease runs on my mother's side of the family as opposed to my father's side?
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