Coronary artery disease can be passed genetically

There is new evidence that coronary artery disease can be passed genetically from fathers to their sons.

Researchers say the Y-chromosome, found only in males, plays a role in the inheritance of the heart condition.

Coronary artery disease occurs when blood vessels narrow and not enough oxygen can reach the heart.


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