Isn't coronary disease inherited?
I'm just curious and have to ask. Last Friday when I went for my cardiolite stress test, not one nurse asked me about my family history of heart disease.I always thought that it was a strike against me! My Dad's father died of a heart attack, my mother has had stents a few years ago, and my father had his double bypass when he was my age--49. Since then my Dad has had numerous stents, and heart attacks. He currently has 100% blockage, which is risky at our hospital, so if he opts to have surgery, then he has to go to a bigger city. I mentioned my father's history to the one nurse that was hooking me up for my treadmill test. She said that her Dad died at the age of 50,(from a heart attack), and she has asked numerous cardiologists if she should have a stress test . They said that she didn't have any other risk factors so it was not necessary. She also said that men and women have different types of heart disease. I was just curious about this.