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Question: hi there My mum died of a heart attack aged 63 a few years ago high blood pressure and high colhestrol (smoker and drinker) and my dad has had 2 heart attacks and byepass surgery recently (was a smoker and drinker too) his first in his late 50's then the second one 67. How likely is it that the rest of our family are to have them?
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on Ask a Doctor service!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that you and the other family members could be at an increased cardiovascular risk.

But both your parents had two other risk factors like dyslipidemia and arterial hypertension.

Smoking, dyslipidemia and arterial hypertension are independent cardio- vascular risk factors.

I recommend following a healthy lifestyle and periodically checking your blood lipid profile and blood pressure values.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Kind regards!
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Brief Answer: I would explain as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello! Welcome and thank you for asking on Ask a Doctor service! Regarding your concern, I would explain that you and the other family members could be at an increased cardiovascular risk. But both your parents had two other risk factors like dyslipidemia and arterial hypertension. Smoking, dyslipidemia and arterial hypertension are independent cardio- vascular risk factors. I recommend following a healthy lifestyle and periodically checking your blood lipid profile and blood pressure values. Hope you will find this answer helpful! Kind regards!