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Old 04-05-2020, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by bombaysaffires View Post
fair enough, but family history isn't a guarantee it'll happen, it's just a pre-disposition (higher likelihood). the heart attack itself requires some triggering event that demands more of your debilitated heart than it can handle. For my dad it was doing far too much heavy lifting while landscaping the yard; maybe the final link in the chain for LB was a coup.
yes. many people have trouble understanding a predisposition, person's risk of developing a disease. it is a non-intuitive concept, especially if one does not have science, statistical or medical background.

the problem is, that many people who don't understand it insist on their "common sense" interpretation and knowing better.

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