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Memory of a heart attack is stored in our genes
 

Memory of a heart attack is stored in our genes

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Both heredity and environmental factors influence our risk of cardiovascular disease. A new study shows now that the memory of a heart attack can be stored in our genes through epigenetic changes.
 
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17 Sep 2016 - General
 
Family history is a very important aspect that we look at when assessing a patient's overall risk of getting a coronary vascular event. It is clearly proven that there is a direct association between coronary events and positive family history. Most of the patients who develop ischemic heart diseases have a close family member, most often the father or mother who suffered from the same condition. So far there has not been a very good understanding of how this happens. And this could be the m...
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As we all know that we inherit different traits from our parents at birth but it is very interesting to read that memory of heart attack can also be stored in our genes through epigenetic changes. During our lifetime DNA undergoes chemical modifications to either turn on or off our genes and it is called epigenetic changes. Researchers have examined the epigenetic changes in people who have the previous history of a heart attack because during heart attack body signals by activating certain gene...
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