Your Health: Am I at Risk for Genetic Heart Disease?

How much of heart health is genetic? What may put me at risk? These questions can be scary, but they’re important for your health. Assessing your risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) is the first step to addressing any potential heart issues.

Dr. Health Wilt, a cardiologist at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, explores the genetic component of heart health, outlines risk factors and pinpoints action items for at-risk patients.

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