Your genetics might be predisposed to this condition but it doesn't mean you will get it.
Your father could have had a congenital defect (something he was born with) or lived an unhealthy life style.
So, you would need to work on prevention.
For starters, remake your lifestyle. High blood pressure
, high blood levels of lipids (LDL, total cholesterol
, and triglycerides), diabetes
, smoking, and obesity are risk factors for coronary artery disease & congestive heart failure
. The prescription:
If you smoke, stop or at least cut down.
Exercise on most days.
Get your cholesterol checked regularly, and treat high blood levels.
Lose weight if you are overweight
Eat a diet low in fat, particularly trans fats.
Control high blood pressure and diabetes.