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Does genetics play a role in the development of coronary artery disease?

Genetics, or your family history, plays an important role in the development of coronary artery disease. Family history refers to first-degree relatives—parents, siblings and children. The age at which family members developed coronary artery disease is important to know. Risk is increased if coronary artery disease or heart attack occurred before age 55 for a man or age 65 or before menopause for a woman.

Sometimes, high cholesterol can also be due to genetic factors, which can lead to an earlier or more aggressive development of coronary artery disease.

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