Navigation Links
Risk of Heart Disease Greater from Mom than Dad

Recent research has indicated that mother’s heart disease rather than the father’s tend to pose more of a risk to a person with a family history of coronary disease//.

The results of the study have been published in the June issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. This could help to better guide the treatment of patients with a family history of coronary problems as well as show early signs of the disease themselves.

Although current risk assessments do mention family history of coronary disease, they rarely take into account the sex of the parent with the disease or if both parents have the disease.

According to Dr. Kristina Sundquist, an assistant professor at the Karolinska Institute's Center for Family Medicine in Stockholm, Sweden, patients at higher familial risk, need more aggressive treatment of any other disease factors that they have. ‘They are at considerably greater risk from things such as high blood pressure or elevated lipids than someone who doesn't have a mother or both parents with heart-disease history.’

The researchers created a database using Swedish-government registries of deaths and hospital discharges. They traced all Swedish men and women born since 1932 and their registered parents, in addition to all heart-disease-related hospital admissions and deaths in both groups.

The result was a database of 10,946 male patients and 3,281 female patients who had a mother and/or father with heart disease.

It was found that men had a 55 percent greater risk of developing disease when they had a maternal history of heart disease, and a 41 percent higher risk if their father had heart disease, than male patients with no parental history of coronary problems. The risk more than doubled, to 109 percent, if both parents had heart disease.

In women also, maternal transmission of CHD was stronger, about 43 percent, than paternal transmission, 17 percent. Sundquist says ‘The r isk if both parents had CHD was 82 percent.’

In addition it was found that men and women with at least one parent who developed premature heart disease _ before age 55 in the fathers and 65 in the mothers _ were at even higher risk of themselves developing heart disease.

Although the parental differences in men's and women's percentages of inherited risk are not fully explained by the study, the greater influence from mothers may be due to genetics, some form of fetal programming of metabolism and other heart-disease risk factors, or the sharing of risky habits and behaviors during childhood.
br>
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. One in Three Heart Attack Patients Have No Chest Pains
2. Epileptic Seizures Can Be Due to Heart Problem
3. Bypass Heart Surgery Performed Without General Anesthesia
4. New CPR Guidelines issued by Heart Association
5. White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk
6. Vitamins-The answer to Heart Disease?
7. Fight Heart disease and Pain with Meditation
8. Heart disease in the newborn is related to maternal malnutrition
9. New drug to treat Heart Attack and damaged tissue
10. Heart disease threat starts early in life for Diabetics
11. Mechanical Heart
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs ... College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. ... treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... City, Oklahoma (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 ... ... helping both athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic ... the Oklahoma City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In an effort to ... treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued a pain management ... (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can cause episodes of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is ... Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. ... the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 ... ... Las Vegas client, The Grove Investment Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing ... Grove, in Las Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... HILLS, Calif. , June 23, 2016 Any ... the many challenges of the current process. Many of them ... because of the technical difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. ... have to offer it at such a high cost that ... afford it. Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused on the ... announced that patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized ... has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor ... the third quarter of 2016, and to report ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a new affiliate with operations headquartered in ... . ... ... ... Astellas is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: