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Measure: Family History of Heart Attack   #040100

Definition: Measure to assess whether respondent's biological parents, siblings, and children have had a heart attack.

Purpose: Family history is used to assess the presence and age of onset of heart attack in all first-degree relatives. A positive family history for heart attack in a first-degree relative (parent, siblings, or offspring) at a relatively young age is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease.


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Current Age

Family Health History

Keywords: Cardiovascular, Women's Health Initiative, WHI, National Cholesterol Education Program, NCEP, Heart attack, myocardial infarction, coronary heart disease, CHD, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular, Family History, Family History of Heart Attack

Measure Release Date: September 9, 2009

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