Professor Francisco Leyva-León
MD, FRCP, FACC
Professor of Cardiology, Consultant Cardiologist
Private secretary: 07812 243176 firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Aston Hospital: 0121 580 7151 The Priory Hospital: 0121 440 2323
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Family history of heart disease
You may feel perfectly well, but you may be aware of a family history of heart disease, either of coronary heart disease (heart attacks or angina), a high cholesterol level or sudden cardiac death from another cause.
You should consult your GP and cardiologist about assessing the risks of these conditions and way to minimise that risk. The following are some of the conditions that may run in families:
Coronary heart disease
High cholesterol and other lipid disorders
Sudden cardiac disease of unknown cause
Long QT syndrome
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC or ARVD)
The risk of developing these conditions can be assessed using various cardiac risk assessments.