Are You Predisposed to Heart Disease?

If any of these factors apply to you, you may be at a higher risk for heart disease.

A first-degree relative has had a heart attack or stroke
Family history is an extremely important risk factor. We are generally concerned with parents who have premature disease. This would be defined as a father who had heart disease before age 45 or a mother before age 55.
Non-Hispanic black females
 
Non-Hispanic white males
 
Mexican Americans