Relatives of young heart disease victims have increased risk for heart problems

11:00 AM, Feb 11, 2013   |    comments
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Close relatives of young people who have died of a sudden heart attack ... are at risk for heart disease themselves.

A new study found relatives younger than 35 had three times the risk of cardiovascular disease and ten times the risk of damaged heart muscle than the general population.

Researchers say autopsies should be performed in cases of young, sudden death ... and that close relatives of these victims should be screened for possible heart problems.

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