is angina hereditary?

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bolo
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   Posted 3/2/2007 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
father had angina from early 50's. Now in late 40's ie getting to that age and starting to worry is it hereditary per se or are other factors hereditary that cause it eg artherioscleoris (sp?) high blood pressure etc. In other words if I maintain low cholesterol, BP, eat healthy, etc will I still get angina. Apologies if this is a dumb question!

els
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   Posted 3/2/2007 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi bolo, welcome to healing well forum, we are happy to have you join us here.  This is not a stupid question at all!  Actually, it is a very good question to ask and one that I dont know...I dont know much about angina as it isnt something that I have had to deal with.  Hopefully, a member will be able to come along and answer this for you.  If not I have a link here on it with some facts regarding angina, perhaps you will find your answer in there.
 
As for your blood pressure...Hypertension and cholesterol problems is infact hereditary and it is important to keep a close watch on these if you have a family history of problems.  There most likely isnt any way to know if you will get angina or not, I dont know if it is hereditary or not either.  I know that family history of heart dieases is and can be hereditary and those who have them should be most careful and keep a close eye on their diets and get screened for any problems.  I hope someone will come along and shed some light on this.
 

bolo
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   Posted 3/2/2007 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks Elisha for the reply and informative link. I have marginal high BP, medium cholesterol levels. As I wrote my father had angina and eventually a fatal heart attack (was a smoker and had a stressful life). So bascially I'm trying to find out if I can reduce these hereditary risk factors am I still at risk of getting angina. (I'm a non-smoker, fit and don't drink excessively).
Does anyone know if there is anything else that I need to do in order to reduce my risk?

thanks

hope3
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   Posted 3/5/2007 4:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi bolo nice to have you here. Ive had angina for 5 years now. Angina isnt inherited because something has to cause the angina like with me it is a blocked artery that cant be fixed. As far as cholesterol,etc. yes it can definitely be inherited. I had a heart attack and quad bypass surgery at age 44 caused from hereditary factors. The best advice I can give you is to take good care of yourself, just like you have been doing and lower your risk for heart disease. I wish you all the best I hope this has helped you a little bit. If you have anymore questions I will be glad to try and answer them for you. Good Luck to You!
 


els
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   Posted 3/5/2007 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for posting a response hope :-) ...it is also very good to see you back here again it has been alittle while.  Keep checking in...Hugs to you tongue

Elisha
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