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Heart disease can affect anyone regardless of gender, race or ethnicity. The risks of heart disease are higher in the following cases:
Genetics are sometimes known as a ‘non-modifiable risk factor’ because they are a risk factor that cannot be changed. A family history of stroke – especially on the maternal side – could increase the risk of heart attacks in women.
To conclude, even if genetics play a role in heart diseases, you can minimize the risk by making changes to your diet and lifestyle. To know more, check out our article on Congestive Heart Failure: How to Live Longer.