" My Parents Died of Myocardial Infarction: Is that My Destiny?"

Nupoor Narula, Claudio Rapezzi, Luigi Tavazzi, Eloisa Arbustini

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This article presents an overview of clinical and molecular genetics of myocardial infarction (MI). Discussion includes the partial overlapping of risk factors for myocardial infarction and atherosclerosis, the impact of a positive family history on the risk of MI, the " familial" nongenetic, environmental factors, the inherited risk associated with the low-dose input of many genes, and a simple approach to stratify the individual risk in genetic counseling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-86
Number of pages20
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012



  • Family history
  • Genetics
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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