Know Your Family History

A history of heart disease in a parent, brother, or sister increases your risk of heart disease.

If your father or brother had heart disease before age 55 or your sister or mother had heart disease before age 60, your own risk of heart disease within the next 5 years increases by approximately 5 percent.


Clinical review by Art Resnick MD
Group Health
Reviewed 03/01/2014
What Is Your Heart Risk?

Use our interactive tool to find your risk of heart disease or cardiovascular disease in the next 5 years.

You'll also learn ways to reduce your risk.

Cardiac Risk Calculator