Heart attacks not connected to family history: Study

Researchers have found that heart attacks are not as connected to family history and genetics as may have been previously believed.


A research reported that lifestyle choices and environment decides whether one will have a heart attack or not, not the genes.

These new findings may help those with a family history of coronary disease and diagnosed with narrow coronaries realize that heart attacks are not inevitable.

Researchers said that people used to think that if someone had coronary disease, they could eventually have a heart attack.

This finding may help people realize that, through their choices, they have greater control over whether they ultimately have a heart attack.