Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
What risks do different family histories of cardiovascular disease (CVD) carry?

Family history of CVD modifies future CV risk depending on the number and age of affected first-degree relatives. Siblings of patients with CVD have a -40 percent risk increase^ while offspring of parents with premature CVD have a 60-75 percent increased risk. Consistent definitions of premature CVD would allow a better estimate of the true attributable risk.

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Publication Date: 2014-8-18
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 14:42:25