Some years back, a cousin of mine had a heart attack while sailing on his boat in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas. He was alone, and died before help could find him.
Cardiovascular problems have robbed so many families of their cousins, aunts and uncles, parents, siblings, and children. Genetics certainly plays a role in risk, as does a host of lifestyle factors.
This infographic created by a friend at Nowsourcing covers a few things that are good to keep in mind.
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